Monthly Archives: March 2016

Signs of Spring 6: What’s Living in Your Home?

Looking around the inside of your home is a very comfortable way to do some complex observations of nature. A house is a habitat not only for humans and their acknowledged cohabitating species (a wide range of mammal, reptile, bird, … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 5: Looking out the Window and Walking on Some Trails

Spring is starting to explode all around us. I have flocks of arriving blackbirds and grackles out under my bird feeders (usually in the afternoon). They chow down on the spilled seed and the leftover deer and squirrel corn and … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 4: Updates on Bats and Bees

My bat house came down this past December along with the wind broken spruce tree to which it was attached. I had put the bat house up back in 2010 in hopes of sheltering some little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 3: So Many People!

There are, according to the World Population Clock, 7.4 billion people currently living on Earth. Like most very large numbers it is difficult to really appreciate what a term of this magnitude really means, but we can compare it with … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 2: The Urban Forest

In Bill Bryson’s wonderful book, A Walk in The Woods, he marvels at the large percentage of the American landmass that is still in (or has returned to) forest. The World Bank sets this percentage (as of 2012) at 33.32%, … Continue reading

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