The guttural song of amphibian banjos is a familiar sound to anyone who has walked the Dyson College Nature Center trail of a warm September evening. Continue on to learn more about the green frog, including a sound file of Georgia green frogs performing a cover version of the Pace green frog banjo chorale.
From inside the brutal world of rhinoceros poaching, Bethany A. Ordonez, Pace Master in Environmental Science candidate, tells the gut wrenching story of the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, and the horrific attack that has taken a terrible and lasting toll on rhino and human alike.
Pace student Rowan Lanning proposes a Deadbeat Dam Act to rid New York waters of nonfunctional dams that ruin aquatic ecostsystems. More than 1500 dams block Hudson River tributaries. The transformation of the Wynants Kill in Troy New York is evidence she is onto something. Video follows.
You have to be quick to capture a photo of a feeding Hummingbird Clearwing, as Professor Michelle D. Land learned when she grabbed this fleeting image for the blog Pace Takes New York, curated by Professor Michael Finewood. Often mistaken for a hummingbird due to its appearance and habits, the Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) is in fact a moth that is widespread in North America, ranging from Alaska to Florida, including here in the Hudson Valley.
New York City is called a “concrete jungle” for good reason. Thanks to our Nature in the City class, I now know the true ecological diversity to be found away from the blaring car horns and smelly sidewalk garbage.
Does the return of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to the New York region mean our waters are improving? Find out in our monthly “Your Environment” podcast, in partnership with Mid-Hudson News.