Category Archives: Ecological Communities

Review: The Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein

by Emilie Holland [Author Eric Dinerstein spoke at the Natural History Week reception, November 8. RINHS has a limited quantity of this book available for purchase at $25, including tax and shipping (which is cheaper than Amazon). Contact the office … Continue reading

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BioBlitz Registration Now Open

All participants MUST pre-register and be assigned to a team. Registration (NOW OPEN): …with Friday catered dinner and Saturday continental breakfast: $20 RINHS members, $30 non-members …with no meals: $10 RINHS members, $15 non-members …latest in the famous RI BioBlitz … Continue reading

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Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 1, Historical Context

by Robert D. Kenney Some three dozen species of marine mammals are known to occur in Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island Sound, and nearby coastal and continental shelf areas. Their occurrence in the region has been reviewed in … Continue reading

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Exec’s Blog: Nature Giveth and Nature Taketh Away

by David W. Gregg, Executive Director, RINHS My wife and I are lucky to live in a beautifully unspoiled leftover from Rhode Island’s earlier agrarian days, a small, old dairy farm. The other morning I was walking out to the … Continue reading

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Goats on DOT Payroll?

Here’s an interesting news item from Maryland. They are experimenting with goats to mow highway verge in a wetland inhabited by bog turtles. Mowers would be tough on the little fellas, you see (the turtles, not the goats, well they’d … Continue reading

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