Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring: Take the Challenge!

By Derek Stoner, Seasonal Program Coordinator Spring officially begins today–  Friday, March 20th.  The weather outside may still not look like Spring, but the season has been pushing the envelope recently as Winter slowly relinquishes its grip and gives way to the inevitable arrival of true Signs of Spring:  the plants and animals that we count on as …

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First Wood Frog Eggs of Spring at Ashland

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator The rains and warmer weather this week brought out the amphibians at Ashland, with Wood Frogs headlining the show.  On Tuesday there were dozens of male Wood Frogs lining the edges of the Ashland Marsh during the rain, uttering their distinctive “chuck-chuck” call. By the end of the day, the quiet …

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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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