When walking through the woods or around a field’s edge, it is easy to dismiss tree snags (dead trees) as lifeless and unimportant. The truth is quite the opposite, as tree snags are essential for many species of wildlife to live and reproduce throughout the year. Snags come in all Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Importance of Tree Cavities”
New England is very fortunate, as the region is home to an extremely wide range of wildflowers. From beautiful trilliums, to the rare yellow pitcher plant, New England hosts habitats for many different species that vary dramatically from one another. The trick to finding wildflowers, Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Spring’s Wonderful Wildfowers”
By late March, it is easy to see that something has changed… even while temperatures can still dip into the low 40s, the sounds of the forest are teeming with the calls of birds, amphibians, and mammals. Tiny green sprouts of the plants waking up from their long slumber dot the Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Signs of Spring”
To the Editors:
I am grateful to Dylan Wit and the Courier for the reminder of the vulnerability of Spring’s wildlife babies and what we can do to protect them. We are fortunate to live in an area so abundant in natural beauty.
With our good fortune comes the responsibility of being Continue reading “Letter: Dylan Wit’s piece on wildlife”
Now that spring is here, it’s time for Easton residents to prepare for the warmer weather. No more snowstorms, icy roads or snow boots — everyone hopes.
There might not appear to be much activity going on in the region when it comes to wildlife. But behind the scenes, many animals Continue reading “The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring”
As we progress deeper into November, animal behavior changes drastically as different species rush to prepare for the cold winter months. Many species migrate, such as the majority of songbirds and waterfowl, but others tough out the cold and adjust their lifestyle instead. Easton Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: A Shift in the Wind”
When browsing wildlife photos and journals of birds and other animals, it’s easy to believe that the colorful and vibrant wildlife exhibited are only found in exotic locations involving hours of travel and searching. What most people don’t know is that an abundance of beautiful birds Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Birds in Our Own Backyard”
Also known as the “fish hawk,” the American osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a common bird to see throughout most of the New England region. These birds are most prevalent on the coastline but large lakes and bodies of water such as the Saugatuck, Aspetuck, and Hemlock reservoirs can Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Osprey”
In case you missed it, check out the articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 13.
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Foxes, coyotes, bobcats, deer, bears, wild turkeys, are often hanging out in our back yards. At one time, they roamed these parts quite frequently, before the land was all cleared for farming and drove the wildlife further north. But now that the trees have grown back and matured, Continue reading “Easton Front Porch Takes a Look into Easton Back Yards”