The annual citizen science project of counting birds for science starts November 1. Posting starts November 9th. Just when land quiets. When so many birds have flown to warmer and buggier parts further south, watching winter birds begins. I set my bird feeders up in my backyard this past weekend. I want the birds to […]
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by focusing on new life. The local residents birds have begun to nest. They are setting up nests in the prime locations before most of the migrants arrive. Nests are by design most times hard to find. You have to watch bird behavior as to clues of […]
The 17-year Cicada are due to emerge between mid April and June from Connecticut to Georgia. The big insects emerge when the ground is sixty-four degrees Fahrenheit. SciStarter has instructions on building a thermometer and how to track the emergence. Build Your Own Cicada Tracker on SciStarter. You can track them and report your findings […]
GBBC News Release – Feb 2012 — Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17th – 20th, 2012. Perhaps, your local environmental center or park is sponsoring a count.
This past Saturday was my first Christmas Bird Count. Overview it was the 112th Audubon sponsored Bird Count since it began. The day was clear and sunny. The bare brown trees and shrubs had a restful zen quality. A bareness, a wabi-sabi kinda of vibe. There was a cleansing to the cold breeze. The cloudless […]