Despite the extremely mild winter we’ve had (so far 29 days have been above 50 degrees this winter – that’s 1/3 of the season!), these are still lean times for many of our local animals.  And while the warm nights and thin snow are a...

Beavers are frequently maligned animals in our region.They are blamed for flooded basements, creating stagnant ponds that breed mosquitoes, and (in the town in which I live) declining water quality.  While beavers may be a nuisance to homeowners, the value they provide to the greater...

WARNING: This post contains some fairly graphic images of a partially eaten deer. WARNING #2: This post is kind of long.  I get really excited by Eastern coyotes. A few days ago, I decided to carve out some time to hike around the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary...

Last week a colleague of mine, Cori Brauer, made an amazing discovery with her homeschool class at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA.  Encased in the ice of a vernal pool was the silhouette of a frog. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="451"] Frog Silhouette in...