Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ As the leaves of trees are reaching their mature size, and the canopy gets fuller, it is now harder to spot birds in those trees. Many of these trees have flowered already and are busy producing sugars and the next generation of buds. The squirrels have moved to their summer residence (leaf-and-twigs nests). The peepers […]
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Prior to my time spent with EwA, I had never even heard of planthoppers or leafhoppers. However, within weeks, I saw Red-banded leafhoppers, Saddled leafhoppers, Citrus flatid planthoppers, and more at Fresh Pond! You can learn so much just from spending a few hours outdoors. Join us as we take a glance at the plant and insect activity at Fresh Pond at this time of the year.
As it is currently a peak migratory time, we used the walk as an opportunity to look and listen for birds. American goldfinches, Tufted titmice, Chimney swifts, and Chipping sparrows chattered overhead, and we were even lucky enough to spot a Great Blue heron passing above.
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 […]
April is an exciting month: vernal pools have thawed and are welcoming frogs and salamanders to breed, and the forest floor exhibits the colors of its first bloomers. Anticipation builds up, and hope for a more clement time is on our mind, maybe even more so this year than previous years…
Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Vernal pools are unique seasonal wetlands that are mostly precipitation-fed. The term “vernal” relates to ‘spring’, as these pools often appear and fill to capacity with spring rainfalls and snowpack melting. They are short-lived and dry out by early to mid-summer, then they may refill partially in the fall. They support rich and diverse […]
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 […]
For many New Englanders, the beginning of springtime comes as a welcome relief. This past winter has been especially challenging and, to me at least, the beginning of spring this year feels even more needed than usual.