Month: September 2010

Nottingham Serpentine Barrens

By:  Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader  The title sounds exotic, doesn’t it?  Nottingham…are we going to the U.K?  Serpentine…sounds like there are lots of snakes.  I thought there were no snakes in Great Britain.  Oh, sorry, that’s Ireland.  Barrens?  What is that?  Sounds depressing and empty.   Last week I co-led the above field trip with …

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Life of a Monarch

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator and Sheila Vincent, Public Program Coordinator Right now, the last generation of Monarch butterflies in our region are completing their life cycles.  The Monarchs we are seeing now are likely three to four generations removed from their ancestors that arrived here in early summer. Last week, photographer and DNS board …

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