Byline: By JOSHUA ROSE

If you’re a naturalist, your friends, neighbors and relatives often send you photos asking, “What is this?”If you recognize it, you tell the person...

This year, Massachusetts saw two species of insects arrive unbidden. One of them has been the subject of great attention, with warnings in advance,...

Humanity’s attitude toward bats has vastly improved. For most of our history, various cultures associated bats with evil, mischief, witchcraft...

Birdhouses seem simple. Because people cut down dead and dying trees, cavity-dwelling birds can’t find enough nest sites. If we put up birdhouses...

The back door is their favorite.Not that they avoid the front. I see a few there. The front is just too clean, bright and sunny. Not enough hiding...

The headlines started in March, from media nationwide. From CNN: “Invasive ‘Murder Hornet’ spotted in United States.” From The Associated Press...

Even in these chilly days, it’s worth remembering that warmer days are ahead — and with them come mosquitoes.Every summer we see more headlines...

Earth Matters: Like a moth to a flame

9/13/19

We’ve all seen moths swirling around a light on a warm night, so familiar that we have the saying, “like a moth to a flame.” That sight is less...

“Irruption” doesn’t sound like an enjoyable event. It sounds like a natural disaster, or perhaps a health problem. But for birders this term...

Seven years ago, I attended the annual meeting of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas — a mixed group of researchers, naturalists, and other...

For many of us, our most intimate interaction with birds is through feeding them. At our feeders, we can witness the comings and goings of...

Being a naturalist means regularly receiving messages asking “What is this thing?” I received one on June 1 from a fellow Hampshire Bird Club...

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