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Not Every Number Tells the Same Story

Measuring something is surprisingly complicated. For example, when measuring how ‘big’ a tree is, how do we define size? Is it the height of the tree, or the weight of a tree or maybe its width?  Do we measure height from the ground or from the roots? Is width the diameter of the trunk or the distance between the two furthest reaching branches? If answering the simple question of size is that complicated how do we answer a harder question like “how much forest are we losing?”


Welcoming a New Member to the ACES Family

The ACES family extends beyond our staff and members and includes the amazing animals that help us educate people from all over world. One very special group of animals in the ACES family is our birds of prey, or raptors.

This summer we welcomed a new member to our family, a female Red-tailed Hawk. All of our resident birds have suffered a permanent injury, preventing them from being able to be released into the wild.  Our Red-tailed Hawk has a fracture of her right ulna and radius, which can be seen in the diagram below: