Zoo New England

Field Conservation Blog


News from the Field


Welcome to Zoo New England’s Field Conservation blog! Here, we share some of the amazing work going on “beyond the zoo” at a variety of field sites around New England. Expect tales from the field, interesting nature facts, and the occasional guest post from one of our local – or international! – community partners.

A blue postcard with cheerful text that reads "Hello Neighbor! We live near your and could use your help" with color photographs of a Blanding's Turtle and Wood Turtle, along with their field marks written out in text.
Local Conservation | Turtles

Community Outreach Reaps Big Rewards

This week features a guest post from Senior Field Conservationist John Berkholtz highlighting our newest Blanding’s turtle field site, which was introduced in a separate blog post last summer. Late summer is a time when our Field Conservation Staff can … Continued

To Find a Nest
Local Conservation | Turtles

To Find a Nest

We often talk about protecting turtle nests, but how does it actually happen? Finding a turtle nest is no mean feat; the animals work hard to hide their nesting activity, because many other animals would like nothing better than a … Continued

A small brown butterfly with an intricate wind pattern and silvery fringe sits on a spike of unopened purple flowers.
Local Conservation | Plants

Species Feature: Frosted Elfin

Warmer temperatures as summer comes to Massachusetts have brought plants into rapid growth and flowering, and with them, the insects that depend on those plants have also become more active. Many of these insects are so small and well-camouflaged that you … Continued

Meet the Field Conservation Team!

Join us.

If you’re passionate about contributing to the protection of natural treasures right here in New England, we invite you to become a charter member of our new Conservation Society. Roll up your sleeves, and bring the family for a day or evening in the field, or relax and take in expert lectures by our Field Conservation staff and partner organizations.