Forest Forensics

    While tracking out behind my house, I settled in for a quick lunch half way up a gully overlooking a brook that was moving swiftly from the melting snow. As I stood up to seek a… Read More

Was a 9-Foot-Long Shark Eaten Off of Australia?

An 11yo incident off the coast of Australia has recently come to light, and it’s a fascinating one. Four months after ‘shark alpha’ was tagged with a radio tracker, its unit washed up on shore only miles from… Read More

Moving ‘Natural Capital’ from Metaphor to Reality

For better or worse, nature and ecosystems have been discussed in the ongoing dialogue/debate about the environment and anthropogenic climate change in economic terms. A new article by Eli Fenichel and Joshua Abbott explores this topic with more nuance than… Read More

Tick Season: Additional Suggestions

We’ve posted once already about tick and tick-spread-disease prevention this spring, but knowledge is power, so here’s some additional information compiled by Carey Goldberg and Boston’s WBUR. Stay safe and tick-free out there, adventurers!

The Importance of Open Spaces for Wolves

Wolves occupy a unique place within the psyches of many Americans, often stirring up ambivalent feelings: they’re amazing and majestic creatures, but do they have an impact on local game animals, livestock, pets, and perceived levels of safety?… Read More

Getting to Know Bark!

Photo by Sharon Peterson, Flickr Last weekend, a group of AIAO’s core staff and community had the very good fortune to take part in a workshop presented by Bark author Michael Wojtech, which was simple and illuminating, and… Read More

“Make salad, not war.”

“You could take a different view of the dandelion. It’s a view that goes back millennia, to our foraging ancestors who saw T. officinale as an herbal medicine and valuable food source. They’re good steamed, sautéed or simply… Read More

Suggested Reading: Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine

“Massachusetts Wildlife magazine is a quarterly publication packed with award-winning articles and photos on the environment, conservation, fishing, hunting, natural history and just about everything relating to the outdoors in Massachusetts. Get all the inside information on wildlife… Read More

Discovered: Prehistoric Caribou Hunting Structure Beneath Lake Huron

“An elaborate array of linear stone lanes and V-shaped structures has been discovered on an underwater ridge in Lake Huron, marking what is thought to be the most complex set of ancient hunting structures ever found beneath the… Read More

Discovered: Longest Mammal Migration in the Lower 48

“When wildlife biologist Hall Sawyer strapped radio collars to dozens of mule deer wandering southwestern Wyoming’s Red Desert in January 2011, he thought the humble animals were as rooted as the landscape’s windblown sage, low hills and staked… Read More