Written by Jon Schwedler | June 10th, 2013
As kids we’re taught not to play with fire. So how do you explain your job to your sons when you’re setting managed, controlled fires for a living? The Conservancy’s Sam Lindblom shares his story.
Written by Dave Mehlman | December 29th, 2009
Visiting Disneyworld in Orlando? Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says you should stop at the Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, too.
Written by Darci Palmquist | June 11th, 2009
Unfortunately, it appears so. Conservancy wildlife biologist Monica Folk sent in this update today: We followed [parents] George and Gracie around their territory for over an hour yesterday, but their behavior did not lead us to believe that Uno remains alive. We believe that a predator took her after she fledged, during her first vulnerable […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | June 2nd, 2009
We haven’t updated you recently on the prospects of Uno, the red-cockaded woodpecker hatchling at our Disney Wilderness Preserve that we showed you video of a few weeks back, looking all transparent and gross (and precious and beautiful, too, because all life is beautiful, of course). Well, Uno’s growing up fast and looking a lot […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | May 14th, 2009
Do you want the good news or the bad news first in the saga of the newly hatched red-cockaded woodpeckers on our Florida Disney Wilderness Preserve? OK, the bad news: Of the four hatchlings we featured in the last nest video, three have died. The good news? The remaining hatchling in that nest is doing […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | May 11th, 2009
Red-cockaded woodpeckers have successfully bred hatchlings on The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve for the first time since the 1970s! See video above for the hatchlings of parents “George” and “Gracie” — and learn more about this conservation effort in the reality blog Knock on Wood!
Written by Bob Lalasz | April 30th, 2009
That’s right — a reality blog about woodpeckers. But why? Because after two years of successful reintroduction, red-cockaded woodpeckers (RCW for short) are now attempting to nest in prepared cavities all over The Nature Conservancy’s beautifully restored Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida. Which will be the first pair to see their chicks hatch in this […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 25th, 2009
Forests are a dominant habitat type in North America and, with 310 breeding bird species, are one of the most rich habitats for birds. And looking at the overall forest birds indicator from the U.S. State of the Birds Report, it appears that things are going well in this habitat, at least in this decade […]