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Nature Observations

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Signs Of Spring Apr 26, 17 3:08 PM

Warm weather and sunshine following a soaking rain helped nudge our native flora into action this past week, with even the oaks... more

Early April Sightings Apr 11, 17 9:27 AM

The first week of April brought much needed rain—nearly two inches—flooding swamps with a shallow film of water... more

Red-Tailed Hawks In Spring Apr 4, 17 9:29 AM

Signs of spring, in terms of noticeable changes in our native flora on eastern Long Island, are still quite subtle in early... more

Vernal Pond Field Trip Mar 31, 17 2:15 PM

Last weekend’s Long Island Natural History conference at Brookhaven National Lab included a presentation on the creatures... more

The Northern Cardinal Mar 21, 17 11:45 AM

A common comment from readers at this time of year describes the frantic behavior of certain species of songbirds, notably... more

A Walk In The Snow-Covered Woods Mar 14, 17 11:43 AM

Last week’s several-inch snowfall that ended by late afternoon provided a blank canvas on which many of our wildlife... more

March Signs Mar 6, 17 3:54 PM

In terms of temperature, March certainly “came in like a lion.” The first week saw some of our coldest temps... more

The Red-Shouldered Hawk Feb 28, 17 10:08 AM

Earlier this month, while visiting some relatives in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida, I happened upon a pair of hawks that... more

The Nurse Shark Feb 21, 17 10:05 AM

While on a short boating trip to South Bimini Island in the Bahamas last week, I paid a visit to the marine field station... more

Calling All Naturalists Feb 13, 17 4:26 PM

The fifth Long Island Natural History Conference will take place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at Brookhaven National Laboratory... more
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