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.
When you think about restoring habitat for aquatic turtles, you might think about river clean-ups and wetland restorations – a dry, sunny slope is probably not what you imagine. But that’s just where a team of Zoo New England staff and … Continued
When we’re out doing turtle fieldwork, one of the most common questions our scientists get from schoolkids and interested community members is, “What do the turtles eat?” Our young headstart turtles are raised on a special blend of highly nutritious pellet food … Continued
If you’ve been following environmental news for the last ten years or so, then you’ve probably heard a lot of stories about just one word: plastics. The effect of plastic waste on the world’s waterways and oceans has become a hot topic in … Continued
Introducing Zoo New England’s latest program to better connect people and nature – our Conservation Society! The Conservation Society was designed for folks who are excited about the opportunity to go above and beyond the role of observers in the organization’s conservation … Continued
Have you ever heard of community science? Also known as “citizen science” (but open to everyone, regardless of citizenship), it’s an innovative approach that seeks to harness the power of people and technology to let scientists research questions that would … Continued
On the night of March 17, 1991, I was ready to begin my Ph.D. research into the ecology and conservation of salamanders and frogs that breed in vernal pools. What I saw that memorable night stunned me. Despite having already … 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.