Chincoteague Ponies & Assateague Horses in the News

These articles were published in the last two months. All deal with the Assateague horses and Chincoteague ponies in VA and MD.  A centuries-old horse tooth might be the last piece in the genetic puzzle of Assateague's horses, by Zoe Sottile, CNN, August 7, 2022 "The famous wild Chincoteague ponies have lived for centuries on … Continue reading Chincoteague Ponies & Assateague Horses in the News

Sorting Chestnut Tree Seedlings at Cub Hill Ranger Station

These are additional images of our board members sorting chestnut tree seedlings. All were distributed the following weekend. Find the full information about sorting at these links: American Chestnut Seedling Giveaway (2022), American Chestnut Seedlings Giveaway on Earth Day, and Sorting chestnut tree seedlings, 2021. (Click on title of post to view the images.)

Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

Creative ways octopuses are using garbage in oceans is an interesting article in Huffington Post about how intelligent cephalopods use trash and litter for shelters because sea shells are gone. The Smithsonian Magazine also discusses this topic. My Octopus Teacher, the fascinating 2020 Netflix film, teaches us about the intelligence of our intriguing friends in … Continue reading Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

Watching backyard birds at my feeders from November through the end of February, I've wondered how they manage to survive a dearth of food and cold- and wind-free shelters throughout the long winter months. In my back yard I provide a variety of foods to satisfy different species, from suet cakes for woodpeckers, to small … Continue reading How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.

There is no cost for this workshop. The Woods In Your Backyard (WIYB) Partnership is offering a free Train The Trainers workshop in Hagerstown, Maryland on March 22-23, 2022. The Partnership is seeking representatives of organizations that can utilize the printed publications, experience, and resources to offer educational outreach opportunities for landowners, professionals and others … Continue reading The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.