All posts by Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is a graduate research assistant in Dr. Bruce Kingsbury's lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne(IPFW). She is studying the federally threatened Massasauga rattlesnake while also helping to manage the social media, fundraising and outreach for the Environmental Resources Center at IPFW.

Local Wildlife and Climate Change

At times, the somewhat abstract concept of climate change can be hard to grasp. Real world examples of how climate change impacts our every day life and the daily life of wildlife are out there, but those stories are not always filtered down into mainstream media. Sometimes the connections between climate change the issues we face are not made clear. Click the link to find out how climate change  is adversely affecting one of Indiana’s own native frog species, the wood frog.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170819103700.htm

For more information on the wood frog, click the link below.

http://inherpatlas.org/species/lithobates_sylvaticus

Let’s Celebrate Earth Day 2017!

The air is warmer, the sky is brighter and the birds are singing which means it’s that time of year again – Earth Day! Save Maumee is holding an event to commemorate Earth Day 2017 at Heatherwood Park April 21st, 22nd and 23rd which are this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Their goal is to plant 1,100 trees along the Maumee over the course of the weekend, but they need our help! If you would like to help plant some trees, join Save Maumee to restore some natural spaces to original glory. For more information, click the link below.

Earth Days 2017

 

How Are Your Aquarium Fish Doing?

Can a fish catch a cold? Researchers at MSU are teaming up with the Shedd Aquarium to determine how aquarium fauna get sick, what kinds of viruses they can become afflicted with, how to treat these illnesses and how to prevent them. We all want to keep our aquatic friends happy and healthy! For more information, check out the link below, or click here.

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-shedd-aquarium-partnering-to-create-healthier-aquatic-homes/