Category Archives: Resources

Digital Herbarium is NOT an Oxymoron

By Keith Killingbeck From the annals of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and The Magnificent Carnac, the answer is … KIRI. The question is: What is … a) a genetically engineered fruit from New Zealand similar to the kiwi? b) Google’s … Continue reading

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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 |

Swallowwort War Stories

Swallowwort of either species is notoriously hard to eliminate: many have tried, few have succeeded. At a public meeting on the subject on Block Island, it was suggested that an exchange of “war stories” about black swallowwort would be valuable … Continue reading

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Land & Water Partnership Resource Library

The Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership has a new online resource library with a good array of materials that would be useful for small (or not so small) community-based conservation organizations: sample policies and forms, advice on volunteer management, … Continue reading

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