Tuesday, February 9, 2016

To All Jr. Rangers Past and Present - Until we meet again

As most of you know, Sarah and I are moving to Colorado on February 27th.  I wanted to thank you for your service to the field station and the work being done here.  It has been a privilege to know you and your folks.  You are the best! I will always be available to you. Write me anytime.  I will keep this blog active, please do check in from time to time.  I promise there will be things of interest for you to check out.


Thank You!

James
Caillean
Orion
Anjali
Sonia
ED
Mollard
Avery
Holly
Leland
Tate
Ross
Raymond
Raffa
Thomas
Gigi
Jacob
Lila
Mackenzie
Henry
Beck
Sawyer
Nicholas
Isobel
Caroline
Mookie
Ben
Clyde
Francis
Claire
Mathew
Sinead
David
Elizabeth

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jr. Rangers Writers Circle


As an extension of our Jr Ranger programming we've added a school year writers circle.  A workshop format designed to listen to other writers work and to discuss the writing process.   











Friday, September 4, 2015

Spider Time - Written by Anjali D.



I sit among them 
Their ever graceful bodies move around me.  
I am not one of them 
But I am one with them.  
They are elegant creatures and have adopted me as their own. 
Much superior are their species to mine, 
So light and fast, 
Whereas mine are bulky and clumsy. 
They are merciless, but also small and fragile, like a delicate flower. 
And now, here I am 
Sitting here with them. 

Yuck. 
Why must such a species thrive and exist?  
They are sly, vile creatures, 
Moving sickly across surfaces with their long legs. 
They are so small and useless, yet they cause terror to young and old alike. 
They are monstrous and hide in the dark like cowards, 
And scurry when the light is set upon them. 
Grotesque beings they are, and their eerie voices echo in the darkness. 
I am the only one to know. 
I am the only one to see the truth. 

See? 
There are two sides to the story. 
Very different they are, and many change through time, 
And there are vast amount of opinions that float between the two. 
However, they both share a common subject. 
One to love or one to hate, 
Or one to simply pass by. 
Yet they are not to blame. 
Or are they? That is an opinion entirely up to you. 
But just to think all this must come to these small, tiny Araneae... 
Spiders, I mean. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Meat Eaters, Full Moon, Howl - Back To School!








This Is Not The End - by Clyde K

The trees are reddening,
The Deer Flies disappearing,
Lenny is about the same,
But this is not the end.

School is starting,
Walks are getting smaller,
People are leaving,
But this is not the end.

It will soon be chilly,
The vernal pool will get smaller,
Summer’s almost over,
But this is not the end.

This year was great,
And next year will come soon.
This is not the end,
But just a break.


Thank you, everyone, for an awesome year!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Elizabeth takes charge


On Friday 8/28 and after just 2 weeks of training Elizabeth led a group of visitors on a nature walk of the field station.  She's from Maryland and has been visiting Nantucket and the field station for several years. Great job Elizabeth!  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

End of Summer - PARTY!

David and Elizabeth assist Elway with the harvest of this years sumac crop.  Time to make the tea.


Rourke is first to the party, he heard their would be pizza.


Bob is next, he was privy to the same information.


Ono, Beck, and Sunny.


Stella


The party can begin the cool kids have arrived.


David's first reaction to Sophie T's pizza.


We even had popcorn.


It was at this moment when something shifted in our gravitation field 


Order restored


We honored Avacado as our Jr. Ranger of the Year - F
Clyde (absent due to sickness) won the whacking stick - B


The tea came out awesome.


That desert was the bomb, everybody wants the recipe Sunny.

My favorite pic of the day.


We want to mention Molly, Eliza, Thomas and Gigi, Nick, and Nicholas, and Clyde unable to attend and missed.  We want to thank the parents, everyone who visited us this year.  Thank you Dr. O for letting us work for you and a better world to live in.