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This summer, students and volunteers will be surveying two isolated populations of puritan tiger beetles along the Connecticut River in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and one new site in Vermont in hopes of releasing more beetles back to the wild.

Volunteers play a huge role in the work biologists are able to accomplish at Montezuma NWR. Check out the volunteers’ fascinating achievements as they work side by side with biologist, Linda Ziemba.

Some may consider oysters little more than an opulent food choice. But on the New Jersey coast, the could be a key ally in the fight against climate change and sea level rise.