I have written previously about the importance of maintaining and restoring connectivity at a landscape scale to reduce the negative effects of fragmentation on natural communities. Even though the importance of maintaining connectivity is well-understood in the conservation community, direct measures of connectivity between animal populations that can inform specific management objectives are often lacking. […]
Looking down into many river valleys in Northern New England you’ll see forested mountains, rolling hills with patches of woods and dotted hay fields and pasture, and extensive floodplain wetlands with a clear, gravel bottom stream meandering through the middle. Wood Turtles don’t necessarily need access to absolutely everything such a view (apart from the […]
The summer continues to be be slow for the Longleaf Savannas research staff. In order to break up the monotony of office work, Ben recently spent a day down on Jekyll Island shadowing Orianne Society member and field biologist, Chad Harrison, while he radio tracked some coastal Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes.
I get asked all the time if I worry about venomous snakes while working in the field. Well-meaning friends and family members encourage me to be on the lookout for snakes at all times. These comments generally come from people who have the mindset that venomous snakes are lurking around every corner or are […]