Every year, the quick change in temperature that occurs from November to December creates a frenzy for many different species. Mammals hastily fill their food caches, songbirds migrate south for the winter, and many reptiles and amphibians enter some form of hibernation or deep sleep. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Controversies Behind the Snowy Owl”
The bark of the fox was loud, close, and strident. Was it distressed? I ran downstairs to check, unsure what I would do if the animal were injured. I looked out the front window and scanned the road. No fox, but a bobcat sauntered down the path through the garden. I knocked lightly Continue reading “Column: Our Woodland Neighbors”
The Easton Public Library will host a solo exhibition of works by painter and magazine illustrator Jonathan Milo from Oct. 16 through Nov. 30. Seasons of Nature is a collection of recent oils, watercolors, and acrylics that depict the fish, wildlife, and landscapes of New England. Continue reading “Library Presents ‘Seasons of Nature’ Exhibit by Jonathan Milo”
Spring is the time of renewal and regrowth. The season showcases the beauty of the circle of life as many species of birds, mammals, and other critters start new families and raise their young. As summer sets in, the youngsters born in the early spring continue to grow. This is also Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Summer’s End”
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 Wildflowers”
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”