A growing cadre of biologists and ornithologists from around the country have been banding saw-whet owls regularly since the early 2000s, to get an idea of the bird’s movement patterns and population distribution.Read More
Biologists at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island have deployed bat detectors throughout the state to collect information about the movements and migration behavior of local bat populations.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently reported that small concentrations of orange-striped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island.Read More
A $700,000 Massachusetts state grant was recently awarded to help advance the restoration of the Herring River estuary in Wellfleet and Truro, one of the largest ecological restoration projects in the Northeast.Read More
Monarch butterflies have continued their resurgence in Rhode Island this year after a global decline in 2013, but overall populations of butterflies in the state appear to be declining slightly.Read More
KINGSTON, R.I. — Brad Wetherbee and his research team have been capturing and tracking the movements of mako sharks since 2004, and more than 25 percent of those affixed with satellite transmitters have been caught and killed by commercial or recreational fishermen.Read More
Rhode Island’s osprey population is climbing, after a highly productive year in 2016, and while the wet spring of 2017 will likely cause a decrease in nesting success this year, the once-rare fish-eating hawk is a model conservation success story,Read More