We made the local news!

Kelly Bates from ABC6 joined us for our recent Pollinator Safari, and covered the safari as part of her Scientifically Speaking segment. If you missed it on the air date, check out the article and watch the video here. Learn more about the Westerly Land Trust and all the events they offer, including farm dinners, […]

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Pollinator Safari at Westerly Land Trust

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 […]

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RI BioBlitz 2022

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 […]

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Nutritional value of bioswales

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 […]

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Bees in trees

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 […]

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Student research highlight

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 […]

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Valentine’s Day publication!

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 […]

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Bees and Butterflies with Dr. B (Part 2)

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 […]

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