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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Nest Building

From YardMap‘s Facebook page: In an increasingly fragmented and anthropocentric landscape it can be difficult and time consuming to locate enough high quality building materials to make secure and well insulated nests. Many birds will resort to using dangerous materials … Continue reading

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden

Ever wonder if there is more you could do in your yard and garden to attract a greater diversity of birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife? YardMap is a citizen-science project of Cornell University that can assist you in creating a backyard … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Lazy Summer Afternoon

Fluffy, cottony clouds float in a Wedgewood blue sky. In the treetops above me, goldfinches twitter; cedar waxwings dart and swoop after insects, calling “zee-zee” to one other. I sit in one of the Andirondack chairs above the river, taking in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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WPC: Symbol

“Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.” To me, the Red-winged Blackbird is … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Hunkering Down

A Northern Cardinal and a Blue Jay, awaiting their turn at the feeder, are hunkering down against the cold on a snowy day. Their bright colors stand out against the lichen-encrusted branches, offering a cheerful contrast to the dull gray … Continue reading

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