The guest speaker for our March 20th member’s dinner meeting was Chris Prohaska. Chris is the Outdoor Recreation Specialist for Suffolk Parks and Recreation. He works through … Read more
On September28th, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist, Chad Boyce, and his partner Jared, collected representative fish samples from our pond. This consisted of electro-fishing (shocking), collecting the fish and then counting, weighing and measuring each species. This information will be used to formulate recommendations to assist our chapter … Read more
The guest speaker at our September Banquet meeting was Deloras Freeman. She is a Visitor Specialist at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Deloras and her family have lived in Chesapeake, near the eastern boundary of the refuge, for 34 years. The title of her presentation was “The Great … Read more
Our chapter’s guest speaker at the July member’s meeting was Ms. Kelly Morris. Kelly is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working at the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Her presentation consisted of an overview of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) Recovery Program and specifically the project … Read more
They persist in soil, water, and plants for a very long time, and are lethal to bees … Read more
A sterilization program to stop coyotes from hybridizing with the only wild population of red wolves in the world has been successful so far, according to new research. “Coyote genes are under 4 percent in the red wolf genome, so that’s good,” said Eric Gese, a research wildlife biologist with … Read more
This bird watching event is free and open to the public.
When? Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 8:00am 10:00am
Where? Hoffler Creek … Read more
“One of the first subspecies to be listed as federally endangered over 45 years ago has made its way back from the brink of extinction, thanks in large part to collaborate conservation efforts between state and federal agencies as well as private landowners.
On November 13 the U.S. Fish & … Read more
March 22, 2019–correction: After this article was first posted in June of 2015 it came to our attention that one of our members was in fact stung by a bee on the top of our chapter park dam near the pond. Whether this particular bee was a mason bee is … Read more
It’s true that the early bird catches the worm but, in New England’s forests, the worm might actually be killing the bird with toxic trace metals… “One thing … Read more