Tag Archives: Todd McLeish

Tobacco Hornworms: big, green, and in the garden
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September 14, 2016

Tobacco Hornworms: big, green, and in the garden

By Todd McLeish The big, meaty green caterpillars that many of us have been fighting to eradicate from our gardens this summer make plenty of people squirm. In part it’s because they are among the largest caterpillars in the region, sometimes reaching close to three…

The Outside Story: Migration takes guts
The Outside Story
November 4, 2015

The Outside Story: Migration takes guts

 

By Todd McLeish

As an avid birdwatcher for more than 30 years, I’ve long been familiar with the big picture of songbird migration. Tiny blackpoll warblers, for instance, fly 1,500 miles from southern New England to the Caribbean in a single two- or three-day…

The Outside Story: No easy recovery for bats
The Outside Story
September 18, 2015

The Outside Story: No easy recovery for bats

By Todd McLeish

In 2006, I joined a team of biologists to trap bats in Vermont’s Chittenden County. We were searching for North America’s rarest bat, the Indiana bat, which had recently been discovered breeding in a forest in Middlebury. The biologists hoped to identify…