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...