Category Archives: Birds

Signs of Autumn

Yesterday afternoon, both wanting and not wanting to find signs of autumn, I climbed the big hill beyond our valley and walked on through the woods to the nearest heron pond. When we first came here a decade ago, this … Continue reading

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Counting Wildflowers

Counting wildflowers is a game we’ve been playing since we lived at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area where we used it as an excuse to visit a special wetland where the cardinal flowers bloom. Now we live at Singing Meadow … Continue reading

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A Suitable Nest

Tha’ art as safe as a missel thrush.  Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We started on this enterprise with the highest of hopes, the robins and I. Missing the phoebe pair who nested every year inside the  porch roof at … Continue reading

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The Gift of Awareness

“The great gift of our lives is the gift of awareness,” writes Edwin Way Teale in A Walk Through the Year. How easily this awareness comes into play on an early spring morning, when new life is appearing everywhere. “Tree … Continue reading

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Nature Writer Edwin Way Teale

In the tumultuous years after I left the beloved small woods where I grew up, I moved to the city for university, fell in love, married, and had two sons. In seven years we moved seven times, briefly experiencing both … Continue reading

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