Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move

Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move

Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars disperse from their host plant, the Dutchman’s Pipevine, each summer to pupate. They’ll overwinter inside their chrysalises, and emerge in the spring as newly-minted...
The Great Equalizer: What do Birds do in the Rain

The Great Equalizer: What do Birds do in the Rain

Rain: The Great Equalizer By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist Gray clouds roll in, a breeze starts up, and you can smell ozone on the air. You know it’s coming. The birds know it’s coming. Even your dog knows it’s coming. The rain might start as a sprinkle, or...
Join Bedford Audubon: See Me. Hear Me. Find Me.

Join Bedford Audubon: See Me. Hear Me. Find Me.

See Me. Hear Me. Find Me. Our mission is to connect you to nature! We want to share the joy and wonder of seeing, hearing, and finding birds (butterflies, bees, plants, and more!) with you. That’s why we’ve partnered with friends at local businesses to...
August Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

August Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

August Nature Almanac By Tait Johansson, Naturalist 5        Look for blooming stands of jewelweed, also called touch-me-not, in moist or moderate soils, often along streams. This plant’s orange flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. 7        Full moon. 11-12  Peak...
The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly

The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly

The Pipevine Lifeline: The Vine Behind the Butterfly By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist We’re continuing our Pipevine Swallowtail Watch of 2017! The caterpillars are growing larger, and some of the bigger ones are beginning to disperse. But we wanted to turn...
Bird Bling: The Why & How of Bird Banding Research

Bird Bling: The Why & How of Bird Banding Research

Bird Bling By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist A Day in the Life A typical banding day begins when the birds get up, just before dawn. Naturalist Tait Johansson and Field Biologist Krista Botting are often joined by several volunteers and observers to open the...