March 20, 2015 – is today the first day of the last snowstorm

Today’s PHOTOS and VIDEOS

Notes for today: It started snowing not along after Jasper got to the reservation. Someone reported seeing two Turkey vultures (Cathartes aura). A mink was also reported seen near the original pump house. Finally, Jasper and Raksha got to play together for the first time in a long time.

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Link of the day: An astronomer explains the science behind what the spring equinox actually is

Book of the day: The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction “With their large brains, sturdy physique, sophisticated tools, and hunting skills, Neanderthals are the closest known relatives to humans. Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, Neanderthals were already thriving in Europe—descendants of a much earlier migration of the African genus Homo. But when modern humans eventually made their way to Europe 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals suddenly vanished. Ever since the first Neanderthal bones were identified in 1856, scientists have been vexed by the question, why did modern humans survive while their evolutionary cousins went extinct?”

Fresh Pond Reservation Photo of the Day:

Dog of the Day: Bella is a new Reservoir Dog, female, 3 years old, a Dalmatian+ something else and new to Fresh Pond.

Photo of the Day Contest

Video of the day:

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