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.
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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…
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.
Between April 30th and May 3rd, many cities all over the world will be collaborating worldwide to make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people globally… And we’re participating. Join us!
This Forest Exploration shed light on the many benefits of the snowpack (layered snow buildup) from temperature regulation to protection from predators.
📊 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.
In addition to the usual emphasis on ecology, this January’s Forest Exploration introduced an additional focus: geology.
Many of our discussions led to reading the forest floor, musing about it, as well as understanding the implications of what we were seeing onto the Fells habitat and its inhabitants. Each Forest exploration walk brings its load of wonders and this December Fell exploration wasn’t any different.
Last month, conditions were too parched to support much fungi life, but this Saturday we spotted pale False Deathcaps, Amber Jelly fungus…