Monthly Archives: February 2014

Signs of Spring 1: Do You Remember the Color Green?

I have had enough of winter. I have loved the snow storms and the cold nights and days. I have loved watching the continuing triumph of so many species over the stresses and trials of the winter season. Survival is… Continue reading

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The Winter: Blue Jays

Why don’t blue jays get any love and respect from birders? It would seem that a bird with such strikingly beautiful plumage would have a long list of admirers and devotees (photo by D. Sillman). Looking around some birding web… Continue reading

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The Winter: Cold

In years when we have very cold, winter temperatures I often hear words of comfort from acquaintances: “These cold temperatures, at least, will kill the ticks and fleas!” and “The cold, at least, will kill the mosquitoes,” and so on… Continue reading

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The Winter: Hemlocks and Snow Fleas

Last Saturday, Deborah and I drove up to Laurel Hill State Park to go for a snow hike with Rob and Michele Bridges. We started on the Hemlock Trail and did a steep climb up to the ridge over Laurel… Continue reading

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