Signs of Spring: Week 1

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator At the end of the first week of the Signs of Spring Contest, February 21-27, a flurry of emergences occurred.  On February 24, Amy White reported the first Skunk Cabbages blooming, in the old marsh across Barley Mill Road from Ashland.  On February 25th, Jill Constantine and Sarah Stapley reported …

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Raptors of November

By Cyrus Moqtaderi, Ashland Hawk Watch Coordinator RED-TAILED HAWK It’s nearly impossible to go through life without noticing one ubiquitous denizen of the sky: the Red-tailed Hawk. We see them circling above our farm fields, and hunting from our telephone poles, and at Ashland we’ve watched our resident birds soaring and diving all season long. …

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