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.

Two sets of tracks, one small and one large, cross at an angle in a woodland. A few human bootprints are also visible.
Local Conservation | Uncategorized

Tracking for Beginners

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

A spotted turtle, black and smooth with small golden dots, can be seen below the slight distortion of clear ice with some air bubbles frozen inside.
birds | Local Conservation | Turtles

Wildlife in Winter

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

International Partner Spotlight: BFREE
International Conservation

International Partner Spotlight: BFREE

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!

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.