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A Resident Small Gray Bird

March 25th 9am. As March is proceeding with its variable weather, and some rain thank goodness, the birds are really beginning to exhibit nesting behavior. I see that many are in pairs now, calling back and forth to each other in the trees and shrubs. Today I am going...

An Inside Look at Trillium in Spring

March 17th 9 am. It is time to check on the Trillium, those beautiful lilies, Trillium albidum. Last year, there were hundreds of them blooming in the two oak woodlands in our valley, and with the extra rains we got, they seemed to thrive. This year I am sure the lack...

What are the Beavers Doing Now?

March 10, 9 am. Today there is one animal I am interested in finding signs of and that is the American beaver, Castor canadensis. My colleagues have been observing trees that have been worked on by them in the vicinity I am walking and sure enough, I see a small...

Whose Homes are These?

March 5, 9 am. Finally…a cool, almost moist day and I am out in the northern wetlands walking around looking at some very interesting mounds of wet clay. What are these burrow-like things? Some look like little volcanoes, others like caves flooded with water....