New! Wildlife Tracking Walks

Wildlife Tracking Walk

Tracking river otter at Quabbin Reservoir

New this winter! We are offering Wildlife Tracking Walks in Massachusetts. Learn to recognize animal tracks and sign as we traverse forest and field, in a shorter, family-friendly walk, or in a longer, adventurous hike in a rugged and remote area. Learn more and register for a walk here! All levels of tracking experience are welcome!

Humane, Sustainable Chicken Farming: A New Tool for Newbies

Sustainable chicken farming

A new tool for helping people learn about sustainable chicken farming. Take the farm out of the factory with the help of the film Permaculture Chickens.

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Guide to Designing the Perfect Chicken Coop

Designing the perfect chicken coop

Everything you need to know about site, size, roosts, nest boxes, windows, electricity, and much more, in this guide to designing the perfect chicken coop. Learn from our mistakes and create the best coop for your needs.

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Foraging for Spicebush and Spicebush Ice Cream Recipe

Foraging for spicebush and spicebush ice cream recipe

Identification, traditional uses, and an excellent spicebush ice cream recipe are featured in this introduction to foraging for spicebush, Lindera benzoin.

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Porcupine Tracks and Sign

Porcupine tracks and sign

Learn to recognize porcupine tracks and sign, including a variety of feeding signs, dens, and scat of this large, prickly,herbivorous rodent.

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4 Wild Winter Teas and a Chocolate Drink

Wild winter teas

Make wild winter teas with birch twigs, white spruce needles, white pine needles, and spicebush twigs! All offer health benefits, great flavor, or both. Also, try a wild wintergreen chocolate drink. No need to stop foraging in winter!

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Quabbin Wildlife Tracking Program 1/10/2015

Quabbin wildlife tracking programs

Moose, deer, bobcat, porcupine, and grouse were among the animals we found evidence of, in our January 10, 2015 Quabbin wildlife tracking program.

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Hunting Ethically with Mind, Body and Soul: An Interview

Hunting Ethically

Hunting ethically for food, for wildlife management, and to understand one’s place within Nature: A hunter explains. Read his views, and weigh in on the discussion!

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Tracking Red Fox in Winter

Tracking Red Fox in Winter

Learning to interpret tracks and sign of wildlife helps you appreciate them as sentient being struggling for survival, a first step in learning to coexist with them. Tracking Red Fox in Winter is an introduction to red fox tracks, sign, behavior, winter adaptations, and conflicts with humans.

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Non-invasive Bumblefoot Treatment: Success Stories

Non-invasive Bumblefoot Treatment Success Stories 7

Four cases of successful TricideNeo treatment of bumblefoot in chickens are presented here, with before and after photos. These 4 anecdotes add substance to casually reported online success stories, and suggest that it’s time for a controlled study.

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