Notes from a Naturalist

December 17, 2018

The Benefits of the Bird Feeder - Birds like them, but do they need them?

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - December 2018

"Have you ever stopped to wonder if our aid is actually creating birds who are dependent on us for survival? If we for some reason stopped feeding these birds, would they forget how to search for the berries, seeds, and insects?"

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November 19, 2018

Ladybug Infestations - An Unexpected Winter Guest

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - November 2018

"As the days start to get shorter and the temperature starts to get colder, many people may be experiencing a strange ladybug infestation in their homes..."

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October 12, 2018

Pollinator Pathway Series - Preparing your Garden for Winter

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - October, 2018

"Isn't October the time to cut down all your garden plants and let them decompose to become new soil for next year's plants? This has been the common idea for many years, but new knowledge is suggesting that this may have more of a negative impact than a positive one"

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September 25, 2018

Nature's Itch Remedy - A plant that benefits us and the ecosystem 

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - September 2018

"What do you call a plant that has beneficial properties, provides food for many different species, and different colored flowers for extra beauty? "

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August 30, 2018

Golden Days of Summer - The Late Breeders

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - August 2018

"This is an important time of year for one of our common feathered friends, the American Goldfinch!"

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July 19, 2018

It's a Komodo, it's a Monitor Lizard!

By Allegra Jacobs, Animal Care Expert - July 2018

"When people think of monitor lizards, the prehistoric looking Komodo Dragon comes to mind. You know, the one in Skyfall where James Bond skillfully navigates through a club housing the beasts in a pit below!"

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Avian Love Stories - Romance and Tragedy

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - May 2018

"This is a very important time of the year for our feathered friends. After returning from a migration, it’s time for them to start thinking about making a nest and raising young."

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To Plant in April, or Not to Plant in April...and How to Help the Pollinators!

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - April 2018

"Everyone with a garden is eager to get out and plant seeds when the weather starts to feel warmer and the snow starts to disappear."


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Welcome Wood Frogs! 

By Sarah Breznen, Director of Education - March 2018

"Soon you may begin to hear what sounds like ducks cackling in the woods. But that cacophonous quack does not come from a bird. What you are hearing is the chorus of wood frogs!" 


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