Appearances are deceiving, even for bird poop. Pretend you’re an insect that birds like to eat. Your life depends on evading detection from these master predators! Test your skills in detecting the imposter!
It’s called the little candle, the Christmas bird, the butterfly of the bird world, and even the latrine bird (!). Why does one species have such oddly different nicknames? Answering that question about this high-energy, very vocal little [...]
There are now so many ways to follow and identify birds electronically to enhance our birding experiences as well as share them. Many people report bird sightings or look up birds on eBird or use Cornell University’s Merlin [...]
Book Review. Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Written by Rob Bierregaard and Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky This exciting and beautifully illustrated story is about a young osprey, Belle. It follows her first migration all the way to [...]
Berries for Birds. We’re well into fall, so it’s a great time to think about how you can help our migrants and over-wintering birds with your planting choices as they face the challenge of migration or cold weather. [...]
Towns occasionally receive complaints from residents about the brightness of their neighbor’s outdoor lights. This is often a legitimate concern, and one that most of us might not be thinking about when we install those lights. Please be [...]
Birds don’t just eat bugs, they control their populations. We’ll also explore the “worm-like” larvae insects that we don't usually see, but birds eat.
Having snuck in a plug for the oaks, I’ll focus on two great little trees that will work where a more modest size is needed - Serviceberry and Dogwood.
Long viewed as otherworldly messengers and masters of metamorphosis, butterflies have for ages brought joy and beauty into our lives.
Movie Review. For bird watchers and lovers there aren’t really that many movies to enjoy that capture the fun, excitement and endless possibilities of bird watching.