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Great Horned Owls

Feb 14, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

Great horned owls along with other members of the owl tribe are gifted with adaptive traits beyond their acute senses.

Winter Bird Counting

Jan 17, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

The Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that entices naturalists to down steaming cups of pre-dawn coffee and then head out birding at first light.

Elms

Nov 28, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

I grew up in the shade of elm trees that arched magnificently across the suburban street where I lived as a young boy. Then, one by one they began to die.

Brook Trout

Nov 3, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Make sure to enter Don’s “Name these fish” contest (see details in this article). Deadline: November 30th!

My Secret Life as a Poacher

Oct 29, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

Christine Thomas reveals her secret life as a poacher, “stealing” moments of joy from the country around her.

Vultures

Oct 11, 2010 | Don Scallen | Environment | Notes from the Wild

Despite their “refined” eating habits, vultures have traits that endear us.

Spiders: Intricate Weavers

Sep 20, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

On cool September mornings, dew reveals the intricate weavings of spiders.

Monarchs: Children of the Sun

Aug 30, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Monarchs are children of the sun. The boldness of Sol this summer has energized their life cycle.

Wins and Losses

Aug 26, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

Wins and losses are inevitable for any gardener. This growing season has made the effort seem particularly worthwhile. By George Knowles

The August Garden

Aug 9, 2010 | Liz Knowles

Each season in the garden is filled with anticipation and regret. Late summer is no exception. By Liz Knowles

Underwing Moths

Aug 9, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Nighttime flyers with a sweet tooth! (ironic considering they have no teeth at all!). If you plan to host a dinner party for them, a mélange of sugary foods and alcohol is called for.

The Joy of Community

Aug 5, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

Christine Thomas reflects on the journey from city to country and the wonderful people met along the way.