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Endless Green

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Endless Green

As the days get colder and we enter the season of giving thanks, I know I am thankful that we get to keep some green all winter long… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Autumn Trail

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

Autumn Trail

What is the first thing you hear in your mind when walking into the woods? The rustling of the leaves? Insects calling? Your feet on the ground? Birds singing? Whatever the answer may be even thinking about this for a moment was no doubt relaxing… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Finishing up the Foliage

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

Finishing up the Foliage

What outdoor adventures will you be pursuing this weekend? The air may be chilly, but the experiences are worth bundling up for – go find the last of our...

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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

Saw-whet Owl Banding

Last night RTPI’s Elyse Henshaw joined US Forest Service researchers in their attempts to capture and band migrating Northern Saw-whet owls. Throughout the evening the researchers captured four birds in their mist nets, and subsequently collected data on each individual including physical measurements, age, sex and overall health. Each owl was then outfitted with a uniquely numbered leg band and then released back into the night. If and when these birds are captured again, the data collected contribute to better a better understanding of the movements and ecology of these charismatic little...

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Corvids in Autumn

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Corvids in Autumn

This painting by Roger Tory Peterson depicts several corvid species. While you’re not likely to see Gray Jays (Perisoreus canadensis) in the Northeastern United States, Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and Common Ravens (Corvus corax) can all be found here. Peterson created this image for the 1951 book “Birds of Newfoundland”, by Harold S. Peters and Thomas D. Burleigh of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Peters and Burleigh were commissioned by the Newfoundland government to write the book to be used as a reference in schools, as well as for...

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