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  • Our Stories
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Tuesday, 24 June 2014
    Our Stories

    “Ken, in addition to our gift for your early childhood program, we are also interested in giving you a little extra to write a book. We think that the story of the Urban Ecology Center is an inspirational one that needs to be told.”

    Wow! How cool is that? This remarkable, unsolicited gift came last year from a foundation that had just started their support. However, it has not been until very recently that we have actually figured out how to carve out the necessary time to put a book together. I mean, really, how do you even start?

    Well, in typical Urban Ecology Center fashion we’d like to start with you!

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  • Research Highlight: Much Ado About Mothing
    Written by Anne Reis
    Wednesday, 23 July 2014
    Research Highlight: Much Ado About Mothing

    Did you know that there are roughly 10,000 species of moths in North America? Moths are under-studied yet important pollinators of certain plants, and their populations may be impacted by human activity such as urbanization and pollution. Studying moths allows us to gain a better understanding of how this group of pollinators may change over time, especially in an urbanized setting, and even allow us to monitor or infer the impacts of other organisms.

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  • Native Animal of the Month: Lance-tipped Darner
    Written by Jennifer Callaghan
    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
    Native Animal of the Month: Lance-tipped Darner

    Nature is magnificent. Nature is brutal. Nature is utterly awesome. No creature understands this better than the dragonfly. Dragonflies live their lives fast and furious; as fearsome carnivores, as creatures on a determined mission living on borrowed time and as inspiration for art. What must it be like to live such a life?

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