Tuesday, August 30, 2016
man reading

Publishers of nature-themed books seem to be in overdrive this spring. Here are some of the best I've had a chance to review.
hummingbird

May is when many birders are born. The aroma of lilacs fills the air and spring migration shifts into overdrive.
globe on grass

The world would be a better place if we all kept the principles of Earth Day in mind every day.
birdhouse

Get the kids and grandchildren involved in building a few boxes for backyard cavity-nesters like bluebirds and chickadees.
hummingbird

As exasperating as fluctuating temperatures are to us, they can really wreak havoc on migratory birds.
bird on post

Birds sing for two reasons. The message depends upon who hears the song.
Carolina wren

Though Carolina wrens eschew traditional nest boxes, they are easily coaxed into a simple box that takes advantage of this wren's loose definition of a cavity.
frog

A walk in the woods after dark during a gentle rain in March is an easy way to find and observe these breeding frogs and salamaders. All that's required is a flashlight and waterproof boots.
Bluebird nesting box

Birds may begin nesting early this year, unless there is a late winter cold snap or snowstorm.
salamander

Vernal pools are much more than mud holes in the woods. They are thriving communities of aquatic organisms perfectly adapted to these specialized ephemeral habitats.
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