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It’s Full Moon Madness at Audubon!

It’s Full Moon Madness at Audubon!

Just because the Halloween costumes and ghoulish decorations are packed away doesn’t mean all the autumn nighttime fun is over!

Audubon naturalists say evening is their favorite time to be out on the trails. And some kids will love another reason to roam around outside after dark. They can rustle through the leaves and listen for owls calling, look for signs of otter and beaver, hike through moonlit pines and discover the beauty of nature at night.

Here is a list of happenings…

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Mystical, Magical Owls. Audubon Offers a Magical Night with the Owls.

Mystical, Magical Owls. Audubon Offers a Magical Night with the Owls.

This a great opportunity for your family to learn about animals in their natural setting. And if your children are fans of the Harry Potter book series, they may have another reason for learning about these amazing winged creatures. – Anisa Evening Owl Prowls also held at Wildlife Refuges Across the State. The Audubon Society […]

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Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] September 19, 2010 |

International Coastal Cleanup September 25, 2010 9 a.m.-noon* (*Some cleanups occur on a different date or time; check individual listings for details) Each year, volunteers around the world show they care about their coasts by flocking to the beaches to clean up and document the trash they find. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is […]

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What’s all the BUZZZZZ about?

What’s all the BUZZZZZ about?

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Ever wonder what makes all that buzzing on hot summer days?  A very cool insect called a Cicada is the culprit.  Cicadas are quite large – one to two inches in length – with long wings and big eyes.  They are quite impressive to look at, but not […]

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Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers

Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers

Provided by Audubon Society of Rhode Island When the weather in Rhode Island is warm and the summer breezes blow, butterflies and moths are at their most active. Butterflies and moths along with skippers are part of the Lepidoptera family of insects. The name Lepidoptera means “scale wing.” The beautiful broad wings these creatures possess […]

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Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education When you hit the beach this summer be on the lookout for horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Amazingly, they have been on the planet for over 360 million years. They are one of the oldest creatures living on earth. These creatures look like crabs when you turn them over, […]

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Birding with Children

Birding with Children

From the Audubon Society of Rhode Island A child’s sense of wonder is endless. Has your child or grandchild impressed you with the name of every dinosaur discovered?  Do they know every African animal that roams the savanna?  What about the wildlife in your own backyard?  So many children learn to identify creatures from far […]

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Vernal Pools

Vernal Pools

Temporary, Delicate and Vital Habitats for Wildlife From the Audubon society of Rhode Island Vernal pools are something many people have never heard of, yet they are a vital habitat for many native animals. They are essentially temporary wetlands that form yearly in low-lying areas, glacial depressions, or other poorly draining land. They fill with […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Take to the Trails! Offers a Week-long Schedule of Free Guided Hikes to Encourage Outdoor Exploration April 17 — 25, 2010 Audubon encourages Rhode Island residents of all ages to log off the computer and electronics for a day and celebrate planet Earth by plugging into nature. The big yellow bus pulled into an Audubon […]

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Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring

From the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Did you know your maple syrup comes from a tree?  To be specific, it comes from a Sugar Maple tree.  Now is the time of year to check out how the sap from a tree is transformed into that sweet syrup you put on your pancakes. When the […]

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