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St. Gregory’s Abbey Field Trip April 6th 2019

Becky Emerson Carlberg St. Gregory’s Abbey was the site for birdwatchers this chilly, moist Saturday morning.  The gray clouds hung low in the sky, but not one drop of rain fell during our field trip.  Horned oak galls have dominated … Continue reading

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The Village Garden

Oct. 20th 2018 Becky Emerson Carlberg The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts the first frost for Meeker, their nearest climate station which sits 925 feet above sea level, will be October 21st.  Well, the mornings of October 15th and 16th were … Continue reading

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Know Someone who is Bird-Brained?

Becky Emerson Carlberg It is dry.  Last night a partially full water bucket kept in the kitchen was the object of interest for large black ants.  They had collected around the inner edge and barely moved when the bucket was … Continue reading

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Spring Birds in the OBX Barrier Islands

Becky Emerson Carlberg Deep Fork Audubon Society The Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina is the place to be in early spring. The mosquitos have not resumed control of the airspace yet. Birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway bird migration … Continue reading

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  2016 201 pages Bernd Heinrich Every story of nature revolves around life forces.  Do we know what connects us all?  Can we see the links?  Bernd Heinrich, Professor Emeritus in the biology department of the University of … Continue reading

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Field Trip to The Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

Deep Fork Audubon Society December 10th 2016 Deep Fork Refuge is composed of patches of wetlands, swamps, forests and oxbow lakes.  The oxbows are readily apparent if looking down at the Deep Fork River from an airplane.  The winding river … Continue reading

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18 Oaks

Today six of us toured 18 Oaks near Tecumseh. Ruth showed us the tree house and the new Barn Owl house. Here is a list of the bird species we observed today: Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Mourning Dove Yellow-billed Cuckoo … Continue reading

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Prague Lake, 21 July 2015 (Becky Carlberg)

July 21st 2015 Blog Becky Emerson Carlberg The young turkeys are growing. The mixed group ambles up from the south, walks down the porch, along the sidewalk, around the house and goes straight out to scratch the remnants under the … Continue reading

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fence at the Japanese Peace Garden

Over the week-end, four volunteers and the city crew installed the fence for the habitat restoration area at the Japanese Peace Garden!

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Great Crested Flycatcher

A Great Crested Flycatcher showed up at our house yesterday. Seems a bit late. Lots of nighthawks at St. Gregory’s!

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