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Tag: nature observation

Ants in Your Backyard

This blog post is written by Peter L, Monthly Blog Correspondent and a Drummers and Ursids alumni. He showcases a couple types of ants and their habitats. Peter also gives insight into an ant’s life and some cool facts that are sure to enlighten you.

Inosculation: A Natural Marvel

This week’s post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Julia B, a Bucktails and Bass alumni. She highlights a natural phenomenon rarely seen, inosculation. Julia elaborates on how trees can become inosculated and how it can be associated with spiritual meaning.

Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

This week’s blog post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent and bird enthusiast, Peter. He tells us all about his experience with the Great Backyard Bird Count – an annual event that encourages birders across the globe to get out and spot their feathered friends, recording and submitting the data to assist research.

Loggerhead Turtles

This week’s post is written by Lakin, a monthly blog correspondent and Ursids alumni. She tells us all about some big, sea-loving creatures! They have a bit of a rough start at the beginning of their lives, facing some tough odds from predators, but they grow up to be pretty sizable contenders as adults.