Monthly Archives: October 2016

The intricacies of food webs

We tend to see “food chains” as a simple succession, from herbivores eating plants, to carnivores eating herbivores but in reality, nature rarely fits neatly into little boxes. The notion of chains is more accurately replaced by “food webs” and

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It is too warm for autumn!

The leaves are now displaying a rich array of gold, red, orange, yellow, and even some lingering green here and there, bringing a pure brilliance to the forest that surrounds us. The days are markedly shorter, with a lazy sun

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A very busy week!

The windfall continued throughout the week, with busy day following busy day, reaping a rich collection of kinglets, juncos and sparrows. From October 3 to 8, a total of 499 birds were banded, quite a good number in a 6-day

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A wind change brings a windfall!

For most of last week, we had an East wind blowing at Cabot Head, sometimes strong, sometimes weak, but quite persistent. East winds tend to bring rain in their wake. However, this time, the rain was mostly to the South

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