It may be mid-winter, but the nesting season for birds is underway. Great horned owls and bald eagles are already incubating eggs. Smaller songbirds wait until spring to begin nesting. Those that use in cavities (and nest boxes) get a jump on nesting because cavities provide protection from cold temperatures, wind, rain, and snow. These […]
February 2 is about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.
The 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 13-16.
Black bears have developed an admirable strategy: They gorge themselves in the fall, sleep through winter’s worst and give birth to cubs before emerging in the spring.
Whenever I find a bunch of feathers in the yard, I’m confident a sharp-shinned or Cooper’s hawk has probably visited.
Many of us owe our interest in nature to books or films we experienced as children.
If you’re bothered by pigeons, crows, or starlings at your feeders, I have three solutions.
The first day of winter, Dec. 21, is defined by the year’s shortest day and longest night.
With cold weather upon us, here’s a recipe for the birds.
Remember that binoculars are also an essential tool for hunters, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. And I never go to a musical, play, concert, or sporting event without my bins, so this advice is good for anyone who uses binoculars.