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  • Beneficials in the Garden

    This week, Hannah, a monthly blog correspondent and alumni of the Bucktails, Drummers, and Brookies field schools, writes about considering our more “showy” pollinators in the garden. She takes us deeper into the world of butterflies, and why they are key players on the pollinator field.

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  • A Mid-winter Mystery

    This week’s blog post is written by Wulfgar, a Drummers alumni, who muses about how trees make it through the long, harsh winter months. His curiosity piqued, Wulfgar dug deeper into the mystery of what happens to trees during winter, and found out what special adaptations they have developed to survive.

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  • National Parks, National Forests, and Wilderness Areas

    This week’s blog post comes to us from Julia, a Bucktails and Bass alumni, and monthly blog correspondent. She writes about respecting the beauty and amazing resources we have in our National Parks, National Forests, and designated Wilderness Areas, by following guidelines in place to preserve and maintain these treasures.

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  • Naturalist Notes: Sanderlings – Chasing the Tide

    Eli, a returning monthly blog correspondent, shares with us this week some of his “Naturalist Notes” – journal entries, if you will, of a naturalist. Journals were often kept by explorers to new regions, and these notes from naturalists have helped spread information about species and make connections throughout the scientific and non-scientific world. You don’t have to be a professional to share your knowledge!

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  • Barn Owls

    This week’s post comes to us from Lakin, a monthly blog correspondent and Ursids alumni. She writes about barn owls, delving deeper to give us a look into the feeding habits and diets of these nocturnal creatures.

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  • Application before Education

    Rebecca attended our Ursids field school, and is a Monthly Blog Correspondent. In reminiscing about field school, she remembered a previous encounter with the subject of Ursids, and recounts the adventure here!

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  • Sassafras: Tree of Teas, Leaves, and Mysteries

    Peter, a Drummers and Ursids alumni, writes this week’s blog post about the Sassafras tree – demystifying some of it’s more unusual properties, sharing its history, and giving identifying characteristics so that you will know the unusual tree, should you come across it in the forest. Peter details the many uses of the sassafras tree, and includes many of his own great photos so you can be sure you are identifying the tree properly.

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  • The Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Bird Phenology

    Zara, a monthly blog correspondent and Drummers alumni, writes this week’s post, sharing research she has conducted regarding the migrational, brooding, and nesting patterns of birds. She formed a hypothesis, and describes her subsequent research, along with collaborating expert opinions here.

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  • Staple Bend Tunnel in Autumn

    This week’s blog is written by Gabi, a new monthly blog correspondent and Drummers alumni. She writes about about one of her favorite trails in her area, and what makes it special to her – how it makes her think about days gone by and travelers from the past. As the first snows of winter have begun and all the leaves are officially gone from the trees, I think we are all a little nostalgic for Autumn!

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  • Bella the Bird Dog – Update!

    This blog post comes to us from a second-year monthly correspondent, Hannah, who is a Bucktails, Drummers, and Brookies alumni. She has been working with her pup Bella for two years now, training her up as a bird dog. To read the first post about Bella (and to compare photos to see how much she has grown!), click here to read Hunting Dog Training.

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