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Suzanne Fowle

Suzanne Fowle lives in Housatonic with her two children. She grew up spending weekends in the Berkshires at her “Gramma’s House.” But it wasn’t until she had lived in Montana, North Dakota, Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, and eastern Massachusetts that she returned to her roots here, in 2003. Suzie is an ecological consultant, writer, and adjunct professor at Berkshire Community College. She holds an M.S. from the University of Montana (Wildlife Biology) and a B.A. from Brown University (Environmental Studies). From 2008 to 2016, Suzie served on the Great Barrington Planning Board, including stints on the Community Preservation Committee, Master Plan Committee, and Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force.

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FIELD NOTES: The science behind ‘deer season’

MassWildlife is seeing an uptick in the number of hunters whose primary motivation is knowing where their food is coming from: eating locally.

FIELD NOTES: Old, reliable neighbors

Despite a time-tested, successful design, the turtle’s armored structure is no match for today’s threats. Turtle shells do not protect against habitat loss, degradation, or fragmentation.

FIELD NOTES: ‘Tis the season for salamanders

In Massachusetts the Jefferson and blue-spotted salamanders are listed as Species of Special Concern. This group of salamanders belong to the Ambystoma genus and are commonly referred to as "mole salamanders." The genus evolved 30 million years ago (give or take).
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