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Is this a BAD bug?

“Is this a BAD bug?” is a common social media question that bugs me. Labeling bugs as good or bad bug is a human construct. Inherently, they aren’t either. Still, many people fear or hate bugs.

2024-01-18T09:44:52-05:00January 17, 2024|

Bird Poop Mimics

Appearances are deceiving, even for bird poop. Pretend you’re an insect that birds like to eat. Your life depends on evading detection from these master predators! Test your skills in detecting the imposter!

2023-10-15T21:17:46-04:00October 14, 2023|

Sense of Wonder: The Migrator with Many Names

It’s called the little candle, the Christmas bird, the butterfly of the bird world, and even the latrine bird (!). Why does one species have such oddly different nicknames? Answering that question about this high-energy, very vocal little [...]

2023-10-15T13:26:34-04:00October 14, 2023|

Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight

Book Review. Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Written by Rob Bierregaard and Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky This exciting and beautifully illustrated story is about a young osprey, Belle. It follows her first migration all the way to [...]

2023-10-15T21:15:44-04:00October 10, 2023|

Viburnums for Birds

Berries for Birds. We’re well into fall, so it’s a great time to think about how you can help our migrants and over-wintering birds with your planting choices as they face the challenge of migration or cold weather. [...]

2023-10-06T17:57:08-04:00October 6, 2023|

Is Your Outdoor Lighting a Problem?

Towns occasionally receive complaints from residents about the brightness of their neighbor’s outdoor lights. This is often a legitimate concern, and one that most of us might not be thinking about when we install those lights. Please be [...]

2023-10-06T14:24:40-04:00September 26, 2023|

Monarchs and More

Long viewed as otherworldly messengers and masters of metamorphosis, butterflies have for ages brought joy and beauty into our lives.

2023-06-13T13:08:33-04:00June 8, 2023|
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