Forest Explorations — February in the Fells

Forest Explorations February in the Fells Heavy snowfall might at first seem like an inconvenience, or even threat, to wildlife. In actuality, snow accumulation is essential to the winter survival of many species. This February’s Forest Exploration shed light on ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—February at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac February at the Meadow By February, enduring another brutal winter month is not a welcome thought for many people in the Boston area, and the conditions are harsh on most of the area’s nonhuman residents as well ...
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Forest Explorations — January in the Fells

Forest Explorations January in the Fells In addition to the usual emphasis on ecology, this January’s Forest Exploration introduced an additional focus: geology. Alongside Claire O’Neill, EwA naturalist Tom Eid shared his knowledge of geology and natural history. As some ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—January at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac
January at the Meadow Winter is a great time to learn to read wildlife signs and explore the wonderful stories of those who live at and around the Lusitania meadow.

For instance, have you ever noticed that small mound ...
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Forest Explorations — December in the Fells

Forest Explorations December in the Fells Winter is for me a moment in time when I naturally delve into forest details that escaped my attention all the other seasons. This time, I had planned to spend more time looking for ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—December at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac December at the Meadow By December, the feeling of winter has truly set in at Fresh Pond. All the deciduous trees around the pond have dropped their leaves, save the most stubborn oaks and beeches, some of ...
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Forest Explorations — November in the Fells

Forest Explorations November in the Fells After an unusually dry summer, it was a relief to see a wealth of fungi during this November’s Forest Exploration walk. Last month, conditions were too parched to support much fungi life, but this ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—November at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac November at the Meadow November brings heightened seasonal changes to Lusitania Meadow and Fresh Pond. The peak of fall foliage season has passed. Insect activity has slowed dramatically, save for the month’s warmest days. As such, November’s ...
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Forest Explorations — October in the Fells

Forest Explorations October in the Fells This October’s Forest Exploration was marked by reminders of the current drought. This summer and fall have been extremely dry; last month our group noted prematurely fallen, unripe acorns, and this month an especially ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—October at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac October at the Meadow The stunning wave of color that washes through the deciduous trees of New England every fall will arrive and peak in Lusitania Meadow in October. At the Meadow, most of the trees around ...
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