Notes from the Wild
May and June herald the arrival of a trio of supremely beautiful tropical migrants: indigo buntings, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks.
Raccoons, squirrels and robins adapted to urban life long ago.
Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.
Barred owls, like all owls, exercise a mysterious hold on our psyches. Birders and non-birders alike are drawn to their expressive faces and large liquid eyes.
Over 300 species, totalling billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as breeding grounds, some boreal birds are migrating through Headwaters during the winter months.
A great many seeds tap into the mobility of birds and animals to spread themselves around.
Small wonder so many salamanders are active at this time of year, seeking last suppers of grubs and spiders, crickets and millipedes.
I’ve written about our remarkable caterpillars before, but so many interesting ones inhabit our hills that another look is warranted.
To the casual observer the flight of a butterfly appears haphazard and inefficient, something like the bobbing of a cork on turbulent waters.