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The story of an epic extinction

The story of an epic extinction

The passenger pigeon was unlike any other bird. It probably numbered in the billions, making it the most abundant bird in North America — if not the world. But this huge population was neither evenly distributed across the landscape nor was it any way cryptic: the species often formed aggregations so vast they are difficult

Kids get up-close with turtles, frogs, hawks and other critters during Audubon February School Vacation Week programs.

Audubon to offer school Vacation Camp

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has been offering quality summer camp experiences for over 30 years and is now expanding with school vacation camp for kids at their Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. Children in grades K-5 connect with nature and build a sense of respect towards the environment through fun, hands-on

C—Spotlight—Audubon Halloween Hike Chipmunk with Felicio family

Mother Nature’s Halloween Hike

Bundle up and rustle through the leaves on a guided lantern-lit hike in the cool night forest. Families encounter costumed woodland creatures that explore the myths and legends associated with local wildlife and Halloween. These walks are a great alternative to the usual haunted happenings, as Audubon’s woodland characters are friendly and fun, perfect for

Carrie Clegg, shown during an outdoor lesson last spring, was chosen as Audubon's educator of the year along with fellow Hampden Meadows teacher Jennifer Reynolds.

Barrington teachers are Audubon’s educators of the year

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island selected Hampden Meadows School teachers Carrie Clegg and Jennifer Reynolds as educators of the year. Ms. Clegg, who teaches fourth grade, and Ms. Reynolds, who teaches fifth, received their awards at the Society’s annual meeting held on Oct. 20. “Audubon recognized Ms. Clegg and Ms. Reynolds for their outstanding

Eagle Owl by Bill Dwyer

Like Raptors? Audubon needs you

Get involved, have fun, and make a difference with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Volunteers are needed for Raptor Weekend 2013, September 7 and 8, at the Environmental Education Center in Bristol. A wide variety of majestic birds of prey, including owls, hawks, and falcons, will be showcased by wildlife rehabilitators and raptor experts

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A Party for the Peregrines in Riverside

The Peregrine Falcon is a true success story, coming back from the brink of extinction. For over a decade, a pair has chosen to call Providence home, nesting and fledgeing young each year atop the “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster Street. A Party for the Peregrines will include live and silent auctions as well as


Piping Plover Slideshow in Bristol

Join The Nature Conservancy and local wildlife photographer Geoff Dennis for an entertaining slideshow about a year in the life of a Piping Plover.  Geoff’s photographs reveal an inside peek at the captivating lives of piping plovers and the threats that this imperiled bird faces during its nesting season in Rhode Island.  Learn about The

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Learn about blue lobsters in Bristol

The Audubon’s ongoing “Crazy Critters” program focuses on blue lobsters Sunday afternoon. n this ongoing program, discover the secret lives of these animals and get a chance to see them up close and personal. The series continues with crabs on Feb. 17 and owls on Feb. 24. WHERE: Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St.,