Self care: it’s not just for the birds #sanderling
North American shorebird populations have declined by more than a third since 1970, according to a recent study in the journal Science. While many species (like dunlin) breed in the arctic, they contend with extensive habitat loss and disturbance on their migration routes and wintering grounds. #sharetheshore #dunlin
Wrapping up another field season. Onward and upward. #commontern #terntuesday #transformationtuesday
Monarch butterfly populations have been declining for decades, but they’re having a good year! In fact, there are so many caterpillars that there’s not enough milkweed to go around. (Monarch caterpillars eat nothing but milkweed.) Help them make a comeback by planting milkweed and letting it flourish! #monarchbutterfly #milkweedformonarchs
“Why are frogs so happy? They eat whatever bugs them.” #greytreefrog
with your solitude
My favorite flower (brown-eyed susan) featuring my favorite fly (a syrphid). Syrphids resemble bees, but they don’t bite or sting. As larvae, they often eat pests like aphids, but they become pollinators as adults. #browneyedsusan #syrphidae #pollinators #matchingoutfits
During courtship, male marsh wrens repeatedly leap off their perches and flutter back into the reeds. It looks like they’re too heavy to stay aloft.
Venomous tentacula or shagbark hickory?
While some yellow-rumped warblers breed in New England, most head further north, sometimes even venturing into the Arctic Circle. #urbanbirding #springmigration