Garter Snake

Signs of Spring Update: Flowers A-Blooming

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator The fourth and fifth weeks of the Signs of Spring Challenge featured a flurry of new observations, most likely due the incredible stretch of warm weather that is literally pushing the petals forth on flowers. On March 12, mulitple observers reported the return of the Eastern Phoebe, with a …

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Red-shouldered Hawk with Snake!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator     Being in the right place at the right time is often the “secret” behind an interesting photograph.  Last Monday a classic right time-right place moment happened to me at Ashland Nature Center. A Red-shouldered Hawk (a juvenile that is being seen hanging out near the nature center …

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