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 small tortoise wearing a crochet graduation cap and sitting on a wooden table. A small diploma scroll tied with red yarn sits in front of the tortoise.
Local Conservation | Turtles

It’s Turtle Graduation Season!

With all the exciting programs we have going on overseas and the new developments in conservation, it’s important to also remember and mark the milestones in our longest-running efforts. May and June mark turtle graduation season for over one hundred … Continued

A person wearing chest waders, a gray hoodie, and a ball cap smiles at the camera holding a wood turtle in their upturned palms.
Local Conservation | Uncategorized

Meet Our 2023 Seasonal Staff

Every spring, the Field Conservation Department welcomes aboard our seasonal staff. Without these hardworking folks, we could never get through all the work that our conservation programs demand during our busiest time of year. We want to give you all … Continued

The cover of the 1968 book The Population Bomb, depicting a smiling fair-skinned baby inside a round bomb silhouette with burning fuse.
International Conservation

Global Conservation Beyond Population

Paul and Anne Howland Ehrlich’s 1968 book The Population Bomb had a strong impact on global discussions about how to manage the Earth’s resources for a rapidly growing population. The book outlined the potential ecological disasters that would occur within … Continued

A long-tailed brown amphibian with bright yellow spots sits curled into a backwards C shape against a backdrop of moss.
Amphibians | Local Conservation

The Big Night

This week, we have an amphibian special feature courtesy of Associate Director of Field Conservation Bryan Windmiller! Walking around the woods in northeastern Massachusetts on the last couple of warm days it feels to me like a biological time bomb … Continued

Meet the Field Conservation Team!