Category Archives: Wildlife

Notes and observations on birds, coyotes, frogs, spiders, etc. Also appropriate may be news about flowers blooming, mushrooms fruiting, or gardening tips.

Stinchcomb Refuge

Today four of us visited the Stinchcomb Refuge in Oklahoma City. Despite it being the first day of duck season, we were able to find a few birds. Here is a list of the species observed: Canada Goose Great Blue … Continue reading

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St. Gregory’s trip (from Becky Carlberg)

September 28th 2015 Blog The Monk’s Farm Becky Emerson Carlberg Have I mentioned my fascination with chickens? The past 24 hours? Many serious birders do not consider the chicken as a worthy entry onto their bird list. The usual banter … 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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Tinker Air Force Base

On 20 June 2015 (yes, I’m behind in my blogging) three of us visited the Urban Greenway at Tinker Air Force Base. Bird species we observed include: Mallard Little Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Snowy Egret Killdeer Mourning Dove Common … 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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Japanese Gardens and Lake Tecumseh

Yesterday four of us met at the Japanese Peace Gardens to survey the birds around our habitat restoration plot. The cold front that came in overnight and the steady wind made it feel wintry! We were happy to see a … Continue reading

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Becky Carlberg reviews Leopold

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There Aldo Leopold Illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz Oxford University Press Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them.” In the foreword, … Continue reading

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Library Display

Here’s a picture of our display at the Shawnee Public Library. Come by during February to see it!

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Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

Three of us travelled down from Shawnee for the Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count. We teamed up with three students from Southeastern, and our group found the highest number of bird species (38): Canada Goose Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Northern … Continue reading

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Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday three of us visited the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge. The “marsh” was very dry, so no wading birds. Here are the bird species we observed: Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Red-tailed Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Northern Flicker Red-bellied Woodpecker … Continue reading

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