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Tag: nature observation

Praying Mantis in the Early Morning Light

Today’s blog post is written by Grace, a Brookies alumni.  Her riveting experience with a praying mantis was one to remember! As I was leaving for school recently, an adult praying mantis stopped me in my tracks. This… Read More

White Breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis

Eli, a Brookies and Ursids student and ATL, writes about the white breasted nuthatch, sharing ways to identify the bird, as well as other interesting information!   “The White Breasted Nuthatch is a very common bird and is… Read More

Woodpeckers Under Siege!

2013 Bucktails student Nicholas M. recently discovered the nesting site of a Red Bellied Woodpecker, and documented its location.  It seems the site is under siege by European Starlings – hopefully the woodpeckers can defend their territory against… Read More

I See, I Say

The journal entry below was written by Philadelphia ZooCREW student, Natasha H.. during one of our times near a stream. Each year the Institute leads a field trip for students for the ZooCREW (Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife) program where we explore the… Read More

The Emerald Giants

The journal entry below was written by Philadelphia ZooCREW student, Corey E. during one of our times near a stream. Each year the Institute leads a field trip for students for the ZooCREW (Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife) program where we… Read More