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Speaking of Nature: A new face among old friends — the Blue-headed Vireo
10-08-2023 10:11 PM

By BILL DANIELSON

Well, dear reader. I find myself presented with an increasingly rare opportunity to introduce you to a species that has not been discussed in the past 26 years of my column. As time has marched on I have seen one species of bird after another, but to...


‘I wanted to keep it for the wildlife’: Plainfield woman donates 86 acres to land trust for protection
10-03-2023 12:46 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

PLAINFIELD — Thelma Nye Pilgrim grew up feeding apples to beavers, exploring woodlands, and observing the open fields and winding stream that ran through her family’s 86-acre property.Others will be able to do the same for years to come now that Nye...


PHOTOS: Flying free
09-26-2023 1:15 PM


State research project aims to study bear population size, distribution
09-24-2023 12:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Experts say that if you encounter a bear it is important to immediately make yourself look big, talk very calmly and slowly back away.But after that, if you saw the carnivoran mammal in Massachusetts, you can go to bit.ly/3raabc8 to report the...


PHOTO: Watching and wading
09-13-2023 3:58 PM


Athol Bird and Nature Club celebrating 60th anniversary
09-04-2023 12:38 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — Sitting in his office at the Millers River Environmental Center, Athol Bird and Nature Club President David Small can remember exactly when the organization started.After all, he was there.For the last six decades, the Athol Bird and Nature...


PHOTO: Seeing double
09-03-2023 2:59 PM


PHOTO: Geese in a row
08-13-2023 12:38 PM


PHOTOS: Rehabilitated bald eagle released in Deerfield
08-09-2023 10:10 AM


Erving PD assist bear cub struck by vehicle on Route 2
07-28-2023 6:55 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

ERVING — After the Erving Police Department came to the aid of a female bear cub that was struck and injured by a vehicle on Route 2 on Thursday night, the animal is now recovering at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton.“The cub is being kept comfortable...


PHOTO: Perched pals
07-20-2023 6:19 PM


Rare frosted elfin caterpillar spotted in Montague wildlife area 
07-18-2023 5:00 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — Anywhere from 100 to 10,000 species go extinct each year, a rate 100 to 1,000 times faster than historic extinction rates, according to the American Museum of Natural History. Other species see their habitats condensed by urban development,...


Giving sharks their due: UMass team creates state-of-the-art 3D models for conservation site
07-17-2023 10:07 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — Sharks have long been creatures of fascination, but having focused on them in his work for almost 10 years, UMass biology professor Duncan Irschick has found that most three-dimensional models are poor representations of the marine...


PHOTOS: Raccoons rescued in Northfield
06-29-2023 3:26 PM


PHOTO: Bird’s-eye view
06-09-2023 4:12 PM


PHOTO: Leading the charge
05-30-2023 6:12 PM


Study shows brown trout’s wild side in Deerfield River 
05-15-2023 2:10 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CHARLEMONT — The conclusion of a four-year study on the brown trout population in the Deerfield River has brought welcome news for anglers and river advocates.More than 80% of the brown trout population in the area of the Deerfield River from the Fife...


PHOTO: Out for a swim
05-10-2023 7:00 PM


Speaking of Nature: Parenthood and the midnight raiders — Raccoon breeding season
05-07-2023 11:08 PM

By BILL DANIELSON

Three or four times last week I noticed an enormous raccoon on my deck in the moments just before dawn. This was clearly a raccoon that was scrounging for any scraps left over from the meal that I had set out for the birds the evening before and I...


Speaking of Nature: A spa day for the hens
05-01-2023 7:14 PM

By BILL DANIELSON

It was Wednesday afternoon of last week and I had just returned home from a long day at work. I spent most of the drive home pondering the topic of this week’s column and reflecting on just how tired and worn out I felt. By the time I pulled down my...

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