Year: 2016

Costa Rica: A Wildlife Paradise

By Derek Stoner, Seasonal Program Team Leader Continuing our “flashback tour” from our Costa Rica 2015 adventure: As our group settled in at the comfortable Evergreen Lodge on the banks of the picturesque Tortuguero River, we could hardly imagine the bounty of wildlife could be any greater than what we found right around our accommodations.    …

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Crazy About Catbirds!

By Ian Stewart, Ornithologist Bird banding is in full swing at both Ashland Nature Center and Bucktoe Creek Preserve and our mist-nets are becoming dominated by Gray Catbirds! Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) are grouped with Northern Mockingbirds and Brown Thrashers as ‘mimic-thrushes’ as all three are slender thrush-like birds with long tails and loud, elaborate …

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