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by Beth Fetterley, Director of Education, Urban Ecology Center Sometimes called “mosquito hawks,” dragonflies are my favorite insects to observe. On a sunny afternoon, in a field not too far from water, these insects can be seen eating mosquitoes, moths, flies, grasshoppers, and even other dragonflies! In the insect world, they are the master hunters. […]

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The Phenology of Nature

by Jim McGinity A juvenile Red-headed Wood-pecker has been entertaining students and Riverside Park visitors throughout the fall and winter. It was first seen in November and seems to be sticking around in the same area. With the mild winter and abundant mast (acorn) crop, this bird will most likely survive the winter right in […]

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