Posts Categorized: Local

The Secret Life of Bees

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  A man was just sawing some logs when he encountered a yellow jacket nest.   A Mercurial Production, starring Nico Jordan.   “These species have a lance-like stinger with small barbs, and typically sting repeatedly,though occasionally the stinger becomes lodged and pulls free of… Read more »

Salamander Season

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As the first warm, nocturnal rains of spring fall over New England, a remarkable natural event unfolds: the migration of the yellow-spotted salamander migration.   These rains trigger a massive amphibian pilgrimage and congregation. Yellow-spotted salamanders emerge from underground and return to the same vernal… Read more »

Tick-Borne Disease May Surge in 2012

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by Joene’s Garden NORTHEASTERNERS may very well see a spike in tick-borne disease during this spring and summer, but not because of the non-winter we’ve had.  The numbers of blood-seeking, disease-infected black-legged nymphal ticks will be due to a series of events that began with… Read more »

Fireflies in February

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by Will Michael This February, be on the lookout for fireflies emerging from hibernation. They are one of the first insects that become active during late winter, a reminder that spring is right around the corner. Video inside! by Will Michael     This February,… Read more »