Review: Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast, A Natural History

Justine WeberBooks, General News and Info1 Comment

[dc]T[/dc]here is no doubt about it. Spring is upon us in all of its glorious proliferation. Trees are leafing-out, yards are being mowed, and spring migrants are winging their way back to us in earnest. Frankly, I’m a bit worried about warblering season, as the unseasonably early tree leaves will make the little buggers impossible to see. (And let’s be … Read More

Headed to South Africa….

Alex Lamoreaux1 Comment

Today I am flying to Cape Town, South Africa. I will be spending 10 weeks studying abroad in South Africa, traveling between wildlife refuges, but mostly centered around the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape Province. There are about 20 of us going from Penn State, including students and staff. The region of South Africa I will be in … Read More

The Snowstorm

Drew Weber2 Comments

Last night the forecast was calling for a dusting to 2″ of snow. Around 9 pm the snow really started falling and was already 4 inches deep when we went to bed at 11pm. We expected that to be it, but it continued on and we ended up with 10″+ of snow, our first good snowfall of the year. Here’s … Read More


Drew WeberLeave a Comment

Today I am heading off to training for my third season as a field biologist for the 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Altas. I will be doing point counts across the state as part of an effort to determine densities of breeding birds in PA. On the drive out, I will be stopping at some flooded fields in the hopes of … Read More

Big Day attempt and final day of the hawk watch

Drew WeberBig DaysLeave a Comment

Today was a sad day in some respects. My last day at the hawk watch and last day with all the wonderful people that came up to help me scan the skies for the migrating raptors. I ended the season with 2,966 raptors, just shy of the more impressive looking 3,000 mark that I was hoping for. Still, due to … Read More

The Watch is about to begin, what’s up with this weather

Drew WeberBird SightingsLeave a Comment

Tomorrow marks day one of the Montclair Spring Hawk Watch, weather permitting. After reaching about 75°F today the thunderclouds are rolling in and we might get a good storm tonight. Thats all good but what about this…snow on Friday? That could make things really interesting. Well, hopefully I will have some reports soon and some pictures to go along with … Read More

Montclair Hawkwatch

Drew WeberLeave a Comment

This weekend I will be moving to NJ Audubon’s Weis Ecology Center to start as the counter for the Montclair Hawkwatch. I suppose I will be giving updates on the flights and the progression of spring as I watch it come northward everyday for the next two months. I am excited about being outside for 2 straight months in the … Read More