Need for Nature

August Newsletter

Need for Nature News Summer’s heat brings one of the most amazing insects:  the dragonfly.  They have been cruising the skies for 300 million years, although back then they were the size of a kestrel with a 2½ foot wingspan – imagine that flying around Turtle Pond! Today’s dragonflies are still impressive in so many ways.  Their wings beat 30-50 times per second, powered by flight muscles that make up one-half or more of their body mass.  Flight speeds normally range around 10-20 mph but they have been recorded flying up to 35mph.  Dragonflies are capable of hovering in one…

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July Newsletter

Bubolz has been inspiring a love for nature in our community for the past 50 years.  As we reflect back on how far the Preserve has come, we are excited to look forward to the future and about where Bubolz is going.  In taking a step towards the future, we will be adding a large emphasis on sustainability and stewardship.  We will be adding more programs for schools, families, adults and corporations as we work together to create a more sustainable earth. With humans exerting a greater impact on the Earth every day, it is important to think about living more lightly…

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May Need for Nature News

April Showers Bring May Flowers! The month of April gave us quite the rollercoaster ride of weather.  The precipitation made the trails very wet and mucky in spots, but like they say “April showers, bring May flowers” and there are definitely a lot of flowers starting to bloom at the preserve.  We will be discussing the blooming flowers on our upcoming Nature Talks Video on Bubolz’s YouTube page.  Check out our page to see all of our Nature Talks videos .  Make sure to subscribe so you see all of our upcoming videos. Spring is the time for baby wildlife, and…

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