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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged habitat

  • Picture Post: Monitoring Habitat Change Over Time

    | June 18, 2010 | Filed under: Program Activities

    With a camera and a computer you have everything you need to monitor habitat change over time at the Wells Reserve.

  • Hunting for Beached Birds: SEANET

    | March 17, 2010

    Beached Eider

    "You never know what the day will bring!" That is especially true of my job as Natural Resource Specialist here at the Wells Reserve. For instance, last week my task was to walk down the length of Laudholm Beach with Nancy Viehmann in search of beached birds. This is part of a monthly survey for a nationwide program called SEANET.

    The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET), based at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, is an ongoing project assessing seabird mortality along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Over 100 citizen scientists volunteer to walk an assigned stretch of beach once or twice a month, record environmental data and report both dead and live birds seen on the beach.

  • Managing habitat for cottontails

    | December 14, 2006
    In an effort to increase habitat for the New England cottontail rabbit, today the Reserve brought in a hydro-ax supplied by the USFWS Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The machine felled some 10 acres of young alder stands in one day, forcing the areas to an early stage of succession. As …