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ODE TO THE ODDLY PARALLEL LIFE OF FRANCES PATRICIA MILLBURN

  Posted by rcraig , 07 December 2014 · 817 views



Parallel- to travel on the same course, out to eternity, but never intersecting.  If there were fair, then such things would not be, but with little evidence of fair, such things simply are.

I live in the aftermath of the life of Frances, or Trich with a c as she was known from childhood- by surviving accounts elegantly lovely...


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MYSTERY OF WINTER BIRD MORTALITY DEEPENS

  Posted by rcraig , 13 March 2014 · 37,333 views

Thoughts of pullorum, aspergillosus, Newcastle, avian influenza and avian cholera  filled my head as I brought four recently dead wild birds from my property to the state pathobiology lab.  Words like these strike fear into the hearts of poultry breeders, who can quickly lose their entire stock to such diseases.  

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NEW ENGLAND BIRDS UNDERGO LATE WINTER MORTALITY

  Posted by rcraig , 21 February 2014 · 979 views



This first winter White-throated Sparrow was moribund before being hand captured and fed a diet of chick feed.  With feeding, it recovered within 24 hours.With intense cold since mid-November and with a month of continuous, deep snow pack in southern New England, it appears to be the kind of winter that is associated with high mortal...


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OLD GROWTH VIDEO

  Posted by rcraig , 04 February 2014 · 743 views



The last in our series of videos on secondary succession is entitled Old Growth.  It documents the late successional development of forest communities in southern New England.  It also summarizes the main points raised in all three videos in this series.  This video may be viewed here.



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OLD FIELD VIDEO AVAILABLE

  Posted by rcraig , 25 January 2014 · 736 views



The second portion of our video series on secondary succession is available here.  It focuses on the evolution of a meadow into an old field and on the beginning stages of old field invasion by trees.  It includes images of some characteristic New England old field species and it also features images of birds present at the fore...


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SECONDARY SUCCESSION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

  Posted by rcraig , 14 January 2014 · 812 views





The final installment from our first generation of video productions is entitled Secondary Succession.  The video is comprised of three 15 minute segments, with the first subtitled The Meadow.  This video explores the beginning stages of secondary succession.  It focuses on the development of a meadow environment in...


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BCR TEAMS WITH SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHER

  Posted by rcraig , 17 December 2013 · 2,497 views



Bird Conservation Research, Inc. had its origins in grants from the business world, and to this day has never followed the standard non-profit money-begging model of annual appeals, auctions, and the like. Once a year we invite individuals to join as members in furthering our mission of community-based scientific research and environmenta...


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Newsletter focuses on curlew search, New England forest bird survey

  Posted by rcraig , 27 November 2013 · 808 views

Newsletter focuses on curlew search, New England forest bird survey The October newsletter of Bird Conservation Research, Inc. focused on the continued search for fall-migrating Eskimo Curlews occurring on the coast of Massachusetts. It also provided an update on the Forest Bird Survey of Southern New England , which is now in the data analysis phase. Computations of population densities and distributions are now comp...


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AP Environmental Science Videos

  Posted by rcraig , 15 September 2013 · 1,690 views

Bird Conservation Research, Inc. has been pioneering new approaches to online education with a video series that focuses on the AP Environmental Science Curriculum. The first episode uses the evolution of birds as a point of departure for examining large scale Earth phenomena.  It then introduces the topic of Earth Systems and Resources and focuses s...


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New Videos Highlight Earth Systems

  Posted by rcraig , 27 August 2013 · 942 views

New Videos Highlight Earth Systems Bird Conservation Research, Inc. has just released its first two videos from a planned series on environmental science. The videos follow the national AP Environmental Science curriculum.

The videos are entitled Earth Systems 1 and Earth Systems 2 . They investigate large scale physical processes occurring on Earth and relate these phenomena to life...






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