The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 10, 2008


Ham radio: A hobby with life-saving potential

Despite the increasing popularity of cell phones and high-speed fiber-optic Internet technology, ham radio still attracts over a million users world-wide. They are referred to as “hams” or “amateur radio operators.” There are critics who argue that ham radio today is just a commodity and has lost its past charm of being the only wireless communication ...more

New rare species habitat maps released

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has released revised Priority Habitat and Estimated Habitat maps for all towns in the state. The new maps, which were released through the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) on October 1, show several changes in Priority Habitats within Carlisle. These maps are used in conjunction with regulations ...more

Perfect fall weather inspires delicious harvest recipes

One of the many joys of living in Carlisle is enjoying the fruits of the fall harvest. Here is one of my favorite soups to prepare when locally grown carrots, celery, peppers, onions and apples are plentiful. From Marilyn Harte ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

If you are walking along the edges of open fields at Foss Farm, Greenough and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (or even your backyard) in Carlisle during the summer, and a frog suddenly jumps away as you approach, it’s probably a Northern Leopard Frog. Often you’ll see just a blur, but sometimes these frogs will allow you to approach very closely ...more

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