Watch animals making things.
The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project (CWPP) began distributing two new local wildlife cards at the Honk! Parade on October 8, 2017. Raúl Gonzalez III drew urban raccoons for one of the new cards. Known as Raúl the Third, Gonzalez is the Pura Belpre award-winning illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth and Lowriders inContinue reading “Cambridge Wildlife Trading Cards Released”
Two more days to celebrate urban wildlife at Cambridge’s festival to celebrate animals and habitats in Riverside Press Park.
Saturday’s Moth. Moths photographed in Cambridge for National Moth Week 2017.
Friday’s Moth. Moths photographed in Cambridge for National Moth Week 2017.
Thursday’s Moth. Moths photographed in Cambridge for National Moth Week 2017.
Wednesday’s Moth. Moths photographed in Cambridge for National Moth Week 2017.
Tuesday’s Moth. Moths photographed in Cambridge for National Moth Week 2017.
Why are Monarch butterflies so special? We recently asked five questions of Martine Wong, Fresh Pond Reservation (FPR) Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, and her Cambridge Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) intern, Shewit. On August 6th and 7th, amidst some fanfare—kids and puppets—Martine, Shewit and other staff and volunteers released most of the butterflies that they had helped raise,Continue reading “Five Questions for Cambridge’s Monarch Nannies”
Purple Coneflowers are one of our beloved species of meadow flowers in Cambridge. A common garden plant, coneflowers are found at Fresh Pond Reservation and elsewhere—including in the Honk! parade. These flowers are cross-pollinated by long-tongued bees, bee flies, Halictid bees, butterflies, and skippers. Among long-tongued bees, are such visitors as honeybees, bumblebees, digger bees (MelissodesContinue reading “Secret Lives of Flowers: Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and Milkweed”