WILDLIFE

NORTHAMPTON — Citing a dramatic decline in revenue during the pandemic, Mass Audubon has announced staff layoffs, furloughs and cuts to programs...

HADLEY — A 30-day public review period under the National Environmental Policy Act is underway as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to...

As climate change transforms ocean waters around the globe, the rapidly growing Massachusetts oyster industry is feeling the heat. Effects such as...

Earth Matters: Little brown bats in the barn

8/17/19

They have been coming every summer for as long as I can remember — probably even longer than we have lived in the neighborhood. I’ve never paid...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered...

BOSTON — Motivated by public outcry, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has recommended banning hunting contests for coyotes.“The...

Valley Views: Beavers working on a dam

8/2/19

Station Road, AmherstThere’s nothing like having a first hand, up close and personal experience of watching beavers build a dam. I was lucky enough...

AMHERST — At 4-8 inches long, box turtles aren’t easy to spot, yet Julie Miller and her son, August, found two such turtles earlier this month...

BELCHERTOWN — A state agency plans to add Quabbin Park to a controlled hunting program intended to manage the overly large deer population in the...

OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal wildlife officials said Wednesday a large scavenging beetle that has been classified as endangered since 1989 has become...

State wildlife officials offer the following tips for safely co-existing with bears. Bear experts say these precautions will go a long way in...

Bobcat sighting in Southampton

4/7/19

SOUTHAMPTON — While sitting around the kitchen table Thursday night, the Lacourse family didn’t expect to see anything unusual. But when they...

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