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World Wildlife Day

Liz at Nature on the Edge posted today about WWD2020, and rather than trying to improve upon her words, I share them here. Worth the visit! Let’s all do our part to maintain and strengthen the bonds that tie us … Continue reading

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Lower Suwannee Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

The Suwannee River originates in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia and flows 265 miles southwesterly through upper Florida, into the Gulf of Mexico. As I child I learned Stephen Foster’s American folk song, ‘Old Folks At Home’ … Continue reading

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Be a Messy Gardener

Click to learn the value of being a ‘messy gardener.’

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Lazy Gardening

Gardening for wildlife involves embracing a messy garden– chewed leaves, piles of brush, reeds left standing through the winter. But the benefits are many– birds eating unwanted insects and butterflies flitting about, bees buzzing and pollinating your fruits and vegetables. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Bobcat

My neighbor called today to let me know that our resident bear has returned from hibernation, larger than ever, visiting their compost pile and bird feeders last night. As they usually get the first visit, it’s nice of them to … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the Yard

Yesterday afternoon I noticed a wild hen turkey near our feeder and as I drew near the window right below me was a tom strutting his stuff! Like the iconic Thanksgiving bird, he displays heightened mating season color and stance – … Continue reading

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Eastern Wild Turkeys

About two dozen Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) strolled through the yard today scouring the ground for tidbits. Omnivorous, they especially favor acorns, other tree nuts, seeds, berries and insects. Although we’ve had freezing rain all day and the lighting was … Continue reading

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Making Tracks

Living in the country as we do, we share our land with many wild creatures. Though rarely seen as most are nocturnal, we occasionally see sign of them in a muddy footprint by the river or a soft spot of … Continue reading

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Weeds

American goldfinches (and lots of birds) love all sorts of seeds! Consider leaving seed heads for the birds to forage. Coneflower (Echinacea), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Sunflower (Helianthus), Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis), Thistle (Circium, Caduus) and Cosmos are just a few favored … Continue reading

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