Animals

Banding Day!

Friday was banding day — something the young peregrines do not care for at all. It’s also pretty stressful for the parents which is why all the humans wear helmets. Once again, the good folks of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) — along with urban wildlife photographer, Peter Green — scaled the heights

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Peregrine Update

Don’t forget to check in on the nesting box; these young peregrines (eyases) grow fast. In fact, they are now starting to crowd out the parents. From Saturday’s ASRI update: The eyases are continuously brooded for only around the first 10 days of life. Then, the eyases will huddle together until their adult feathers come

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Trout Season Starts

Saturday, April 13, marks the beginning of trout fishing season in Rhode Island, so things will be hopping over at Ocean State Tackle on Branch Avenue. They will be opening at 4:30am with green crabs, Power Baits, and all your other angling needs. Owner Dave Henault can answer all your questions. Information on applying for

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Happy Thanksgiving

At the time of colonial settlement, the wild turkey (Melleagris gallopavo) was abundant across Rhode Island. Due to habitat loss and overharvest, turkeys were extirpated from the state in the early 1900’s. Rhode Island biologists conducted turkey reintroduction efforts in the 1980s and 1990s; today wild turkeys are found in virtually all areas of the

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Last Days Of The Dinosaurs

(8.13) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and then the asteroid (moving van) brings the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit to an end. Travel back in time in this immersive, walk-through experience featuring nearly 60 life-size animatronic dinosaurs including the 18-foot-long Dreadnoughtus, an 8-foot tall Brachiosaurus, Triceratops (and baby), Stegasaurus, and of course, T. Rex. I checked it

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‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ At RWP Zoo

Big thumbs up for the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo, up now through August 13th. Triceratops has always been a personal favorite with its pleasing proportions and balanced massing. But all these dinosaurs are built to impress, featuring sound effects and a surprising amount of movement. Watching kids interact with the

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