It’s that smelly time of year when amorous male skunks roam the island in search of mating opportunities and some have close encounters of the vehicle kind. For much of […]
My earliest memories are of moments of delight inspired by wildlife. In the decades since those moments, I’ve spent as much time as possible appreciating the natural world. So […]
My personal passion is birding—I have birded in ~80 countries, many of which are “developing”. I see a crying need to change the way we think about the environment to […]
While COVID-19 did not impact our other wildlife work this spring and summer, it did halt most of our bat research. We were not able to handle any bats for […]
Over the summer, we documented 12 spotted turtles at four sites across the island. Two of these records were images people shared with us of spotted turtles they had […]
Working for BiodiversityWorks as the Shorebird Conservation Coordinator and as a Wildlife Biologist is my dream job. My passion for shorebirds, my wildlife degree from the University of New [...]
I joined the board of Biodiversity Works for several reasons. Being a small organization with a professional staff of mostly longtime islanders, they have an intimate knowledge of our unique […]
I was very lucky to start working with wildlife at a young age. As soon as I could, I worked with my grandfather, Gus BenDavid, at his World of Reptiles […]
Spotted turtles are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in all 21 states in which they occur. The Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Spotted Turtle in the […]
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