Block Island Nature

In spring 2020, amidst the onset of the global pandemic, the Block Island Conservancy began sending members and friends a daily nature email. Take a look back at these glimpses of what was happening in nature on Block Island — enjoy!

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March 19, 2020 – Rodman’s Hollow and the American Woodcock

March 20, 2020 – Down by the Seashore

March 21, 2020 – The Dawn Chorus

March 23, 2020 – A Walk at Nathan Mott Park

March 24, 2020 – A Couple Returning Shorebirds

March 25, 2020 – Vernal Pools

March 26, 2020 – A Walk at the Hodge Family Wildlife Refuge

March 27, 2020 – The Block Island Meadow Vole

March 28, 2020 – Views from Clay Head

March 30, 2020 – A Walk at Bonnell Beach

March 31, 2020 – Early Spring Migrants

April 1, 2020 – Block Island’s Red Cedars

April 2, 2020 – Seals of Block Island

April 3, 2020 – The Formation of Block Island

April 4, 2020 – Views from Second Bluffs

April 6, 2020 – A Walk at Lewis Dickens Farm

April 7, 2020 – Block Island’s Dunes

April 8, 2020 – Spring Buds Beginning to Pop!

April 9, 2020 – Block Island’s Turtles

April 10, 2020 – A Hike Through Fresh Pond Preserve

April 11, 2020 – Moss

April 13, 2020 – A Stormy Day

April 14, 2020 – Block Island’s Woodpeckers

April 15, 2020 – The Muskrat

April 16, 2020 – A Hike on Fresh Swamp Trail

April 17, 2020 – Uncommon Block Island Visitors

April 18, 2020 – Tree Lined Country Roads

April 20, 2020 – Bivalve Mollusks

April 21, 2020 – The Return of the Towhees

April 22, 2020 – Happy Earth Day!

April 23, 2020 – Stonewalls

April 24, 2020 – The North Atlantic Right Whale

April 27, 2020 – Backyard Birds

April 28, 2020 – Rhode Island’s State Flower

April 29, 2020 – Nature in Dorrie’s Backyard (and some other recent reader submissions!)

April 30, 2020 – The Mallard

May 1, 2020 – Highbush Blueberry

May 4, 2020 – Glossy Ibises Visit Block Island

May 5, 2020 – The Shad is Blooming

May 6, 2020 – The Striped Bass

May 7, 2020 – Strawberry Flowers

May 8, 2020 – Tree Snags: An Eyesore or Habitat?

May 11, 2020 – A Walk on the Beach Avenue Trail

May 12, 2020 – It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Sandhill Crane!

May 13, 2020 – Ferns, Block Island’s Living Fossils

May 14, 2020 – Fruit Tree Blossoms

May 15, 2020 – Swallows

May 18, 2020 – Horseshoe Crabs

May 19, 2020 – Spectacular Spring Plumage

May 20, 2020 – Northern Blue Flag Iris

May 21, 2020 – Moths on Block Island

May 22, 2020 – Reader Submissions!

May 25, 2020 – Happy Memorial Day!

May 26, 2020 – The Common Tern

May 27, 2020 – Snakes on Block Island

May 28, 2020 – Common Milkweed

May 29, 2020 – Foggy Day

June 4, 2020 – Spring Peepers

June 9, 2020 – Crab Spiders

June 11, 2020 – Water Lilies

June 16, 2020 – A Hike on Clay Head Trail

June 18, 2020 – Which White Flower is That?

June 23, 2020 – What’s The Orange Stuff Growing on That Plant?

June 25, 2020 – Summer 2020 Free Compost Drop-Off

June 30, 2020 – Atlantic Torpedo Ray

July 2, 2020 – American Burying Beetle

July 7, 2020 – Summer Roadside Plants

July 9, 2020 – The Great White Shark

July 14, 2020 – Block Island’s Butterflies

July 16, 2020 – Block Island’s Smallest Preserves

July 21, 2020 – American Goldfinch

July 28, 2020 – Fiddler Crabs

July 30, 2020 – Buttonbush is in Bloom!