Come play pollinator bingo, pick up some pollinator swag, and learn how to observe and identify insect pollinators with the Bonoan Lab! When: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00 am – 11:30 amWhere: Westerly Land Trust’s Avondale Preserve Registration is FREE, but required. Click here for registration and more details on getting to Avondale. UPDATE: Safari Report […]
Check out the video of how Aidan collects and studies bees in trees on Providence College campus!
Since 2000, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) has been hosting an annual BioBlitz at a different site in Rhode Island. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event, aptly described by my Providence College colleague James Waters, as “Coachella for nerds.” Over the 24-hours, natural history enthusiasts, community scientists, and taxonomic experts work together to […]
Post written by Gracey Sorensen Gracey is a rising senior majoring in Biology at Providence College and a Walsh Student Research Fellow. All organisms need proper nutrition to grow and survive. This requires interacting with the environment while being subjected to both abiotic and biotic factors, such as rain or predators. Thus, finding the right […]
Bees are responsible for the production of approximately one-third of the food we eat. Accordingly, their decline has received attention in the media as well as in conservation biology. While the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the species most people are familiar with, there are over 400 bee species native to New England. The honey […]
Check out Providence College’s most recent Student Research Highlight to learn about what Environmental Biology major Alexa Pudlo has been working on in the lab! You can read more about Alexa’s work on Westerly Land Trust properties in her blog post from last summer. Video bonus: Keep an eye out for a bumble bee with […]
Read my newest publication in Insectes Sociaux to learn how burning affects the ground-foraging ant community on a Pacific Northwest grassland prairie! Be sure to visit the supplement for focus-stacked photos of the most common ant species taken with help from my Providence College colleague James Waters, and Tufts University alum Max McCarthy! Full article […]
This March, Providence College is participating in the Inaugural BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Symposium at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Each BIG EAST school was invited to send five research projects–and Isabelle Heron was chosen as one of Providence College’s projects! Isabelle will present her work on frosted elfin habitat surveys, which was […]
You can now watch Part 2 of my PC Experts interview, just in time for the end of summer break here at Providence College! Learn about where my lab does fieldwork, how you can help #savethebees (shoutout to Tufts Pollinator Initiative and The Pollinator Partnership!), and how you can help my lab collect insect pollinator […]
I recently chatted with Providence College Public Affairs about the teaching and research I’ve done during my first year here. Learn about bees, butterflies, and caterpillars in Part 1 of my “PC Experts” interview.