Category Archives: Naturalists

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

Posted in Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecological Communities, Education, Naturalists, News, Opportunities, Plants |

Review: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East

REVIEW Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East, Dennis Paulson, Princeton University Press, Dec. 2011 by David W. Gregg, Ph.D., Executive Director, RINHS One goal of the Natural History Survey is to support aspiring naturalists to develop their skills, to help … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Biodiversity, Naturalists, News, Resources |

Meet the Board: Bob Kenney

[To put more of a face on the Natural History Survey, we will be running profiles of board members, staff, and members from time to time. The first profile is of marine biologist, long-time RINHS board member, and past-president, Bob … Continue reading

Posted in Naturalists, News |

Hardy’s Bird Collection, 100 Years in Providence

Submitted by Marilyn Massaro, Curator of Collections Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Roger Williams Park, Providence The Museum of Natural History at Roger Williams Park in Providence is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the acquisition of the Manly Hardy … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Historical, Naturalists, News |

RI BioBlitz final species lists starting to come in

We just got the spider list for the Jamestown BioBlitz today. The count of Araneae (true spiders) species is 44, which is 10 higher than we had for all spiders and kin in the preliminary count. I have to check … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Naturalists, News |

Roger Goos, URI Prof. of Botany, Emeritus—1924-2011

Roger Goos, a professor of botany at the University of Rhode Island from 1970 to 1995, passed away on Monday, March 7 at the age of 86. Roger grew up on a farm in Iowa, serving in the Infantry in … Continue reading

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Exec’s Blog: Memories of Les Mehrhoff

With the unexpected death, on December 22, of Les Mehrhoff, the natural history family lost one of its greatest, most visionary members. Les–botanist, ecologist, teacher, founder and leader and leader of IPANE (Invasive Plant Atlas of New England), and all-round … Continue reading

Posted in Invasives, Naturalists, News |

Proof that Naturalists are Smarter?

New research reported from the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego shows a positive correlation between learning and exposure to a common soil bacterium, Mycobacterium vaccae. Here’s the link: SMARTER So don’t be a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Naturalists |

Exec’s Blog: Just Desserts for a Naturalist Dad

by David W. Gregg, Executive Director, RINHS I guess it was bound to happen. What do they say? “As you sow so shall you reap”? As anyone who’s hung around with me long knows, I can be pretty tough on … Continue reading

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