Category Archives: Spring

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Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018

Please Note: The Spring bird and frog recordings only works using Safari as your browser. The wonder of Spring is finally upon us. If you can learn a few Spring calls, it makes the experience even more glorious. Below are … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – Spring ponds

Note to Readers: The audio can only be heard using Safari. Turn the volume to its highest setting. This is the second in a series of stories about places where we connect to the Earth. Where our hearts are open and … Continue reading

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Frogs, Frogs, Frogs

The parade of frogs to the breeding ponds begins soon after the ice is out (usually after April 15th), as they fulfill their yearly mating ritual. In the spring I try to spend as much time as possible in the … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 2014

January 15 On a below zero morning I heard my first sign of spring. Who was calling in the cold? cardinal and  “fee bee” call  of the chickadee January 17 I was skiing and heard the drumming of a downy … Continue reading

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Spring Bird Identification Program

  pages 68-78 in Peterson First Guide to Birds   Pages 84-92 in Peterson First Guide Birds     Look between pages 100 – 116 in Peterson First Guide to Birds   Look between pages 95-115 in Peterson First Guide … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Phenology is the study of the seasonal changes found in nature. Below are my weekly notes which I began taking on March 10th, 2012. If you want to post some photos on this site, please visit and post them to the Old … Continue reading

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