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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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  • Sanctuary

    Wulfgar, a new monthly correspondent and Drummers alumni, writes this week’s post about Wildwood Lake, a park near Harrisburg. He explains the history of the park and how it is a sanctuary for anyone wishing to escape the city.

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  • American Pika and Climate Change

    Julia, a new monthly correspondent and Bucktails and Bass alumni, writes this week’s post about how climate change affects the American pika. She explains the different dynamics that come in to play when the weather patterns pika rely on in their habitat change in drastic ways – and how they may not survive a permanent change in those patterns.

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  • Cooking Up Aliens

    Eli, entering his second year as a Monthly Blog Correspondent, is a Brookies and Ursids alumni. He shares his thoughts on the prevalence of invasive species…as well as a practical application of the adage “If you can’t beat ’em…eat ’em!”

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  • Geese Migration

    Lakin, a new monthly correspondent and Ursids alumni, shares some information with us about geese migration in this week’s blog post. She talks about why they form a “V” to fly, as well as what happens to those geese who don’t complete the entire migration journey!

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