Posted by ardeidae on January 25, 2006

  • Volunteers needed by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to become guides for their Exhibit Hall and Wildlife Refuge at the Environmental Education Center in Bristol. Training will start on February 9 and will continue for five consecutive Thursday evenings. Training will include field and forest habitats, birds, fresh and saltwater habitats, whales, seals and animal handling. Graduates of the program will be qualified to lead tours at the center. If you're interested, please contact them.
  • Thirteen-year-old in Fairbanks Ranch, California donates $2,000 he received at his bar mitzvah to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Since adopting a dog there ten years ago, Jack Doshay has really taken to animals. His family now has six companions. "Animals are just like little people. They have feelings," he said. Jack has grown to appreciate the center and is counting the days until he turns fourteen and becomes old enough to volunteer there.
  • Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Binghamton, Vermont receive new nest box atop the ten-story Security Mutual Life Insurance building. The falcons have fledged ten chicks since arriving there several years ago, but they've been unsuccessful the last two years, so the state, the insurance company, and volunteers pitched in to help them out.
  • Terry Knight of the Record-Bee recalls his encounters with the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in Minnesota and California and describes some of their diverse feeding habits.





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