In a recent review of hundreds of studies covering many species, we found that the presence of humans can alter wild animal and bird behavior patterns at much greater distances than most people may think.
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Ideal internship for undergraduates and graduate students preferably studying environmental sciences, ecology, and/or conservation biology…
While many people enjoy the sun, other species do as well, as revealed by the rich ecological activity at Fresh Pond this time of year.
EwA at Horn Pond Helping Insects with Citizen Science There is no better way to nurture our ecological self than through fun & inspiring Nature experiences. Come & enjoy participating in the EwA Citizen Science Arthropod Study on a lovely urban mountain. 🦋 Horn Pond Arthropod and Phenology Survey Insect populations over the world are […]
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ This circle is a mindful Forest Immersion. It is structured so as to make the mindfulness of the experience explicit and accessible. Ideally, Forest Immersion (or Forest Attuning) happens in a forest, but it needs not be. You can pick a meadow, a beach, or your own garden. It is important however that […]
📊 The EwA reports are a testimony of a journey documenting the natural history of urban biodiversity and phenology while advancing the global data and open science practices. As our community of citizen scientists and expert collaborators grows, we become stronger and ever more committed to building upon our accomplishments.
Nature is closer than we think – present all around us in our busy cities. She has added a few activities to ease the journey of discovering urban wildlife.
🐸 This season, we’ve seen a lot of posts showing salamander egg masses displaced from their original anchor spots, pics of lifted masses, and of flipped logs showing red-backed salamanders. It’s fun to be on the lookout for them, isn’t it? Caring Herping is as critical as ever for our frogs and salamanders. 40 % […]
Up to a million species may go extinct due to human activity according to a recent report, some within decades. We all know the mammals in trouble – polar bears, giant pandas and snow leopards – but how many of us could name an endangered plant? A 2019 report assessed 28,000 plant species and concluded […]
Even Scientists Take Selfies with Wild Animals. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t. One of the great things about being a biologist is getting to work in the field and connect with wildlife. Through my career, I have enjoyed many unforgettable close encounters with various species, including turtles, birds, marine mammals, invertebrates and a lot of fish, […]