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.
Arguably one of humankind’s oldest skills, tracking animals was once fundamental to survival in hunter-gatherer societies across the globe. Many cultures still practice tracking as a traditional way of life or a hobby, but not all modern trackers are looking to kill their quarry. … Continued
Winter can be a hard season to get through. We’ve had some bitterly cold days in Massachusetts this week, with lows in the single digits Fahrenheit. As we humans brew warm beverages, put on our cozy sweaters, and fret about our heating … Continued
Happy New Year! Now is the time when everyone is coming out of the holiday haze and making serious plans for what 2022 is going to look like. If you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions, we have some suggestions for … Continued
2021 is drawing to a close, and at the end of our first year of blogging, it seems like a good opportunity to bring you some updates on the projects we’ve been telling you so much about. Even as the weather … Continued
The weather’s getting colder and the daylight is all gone by the time the workday’s done, which means a lot of us aren’t getting out as much as we used to. Pandemic isolation and the disruption of routine can make it hard … Continued
We’re no strangers to turtles in need here at ZNE Field Conservation HQ, and this month’s International Partner Spotlight involves a tropical turtle that we’ve come to know well – the hicatee! Also known as the Central American river turtle, the hicatee is the only living … 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.