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.
But not for too long! It’s December, so the Field Conservation Blog is going to take a little hiatus for the holidays. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in January with more nature facts and detailed coverage of everything the team … Continued
Have you ever heard of a “mast year”? Maybe you haven’t heard the word, but you’ve probably noticed one in the past when it happened. Every few years, nut-bearing trees like oaks and beeches produce a huge bumper crop of … Continued
This week, we have a guest blog post from our Field Technician Jimmy Welch! Here on the blog, we’ve discussed our efforts monitoring insects such as the frosted elfin and plants like New England blazing star, as well as several … Continued
Creepy-crawly critters of all kinds take center stage this week as we celebrate Halloween. Here at ZNE Field Conservation central, we love bugs, and our favorite kinds are the rare ones in need of some special help and protection. It … Continued
In a recent blog post, we described the recent conclusion by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and others that the Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare), a small fish that once lived in tributaries of the Susquehanna River north of Baltimore, … Continued
Invasive plants are one of the most well-known threats to the biodiversity of our ecosystems. Have you ever wondered exactly how an invasive plant is defined, and what can be done to combat them? First of all, not every plant … Continued
Meet the Field Conservation Team!
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.