Monthly Archives: February 2013

Magical

It’s 5:30 in the morning and still pitch dark at this time of year.  I drive the 10-minute journey to the commuter train station where I know there’ll be a scant few “good” parking spots still to be had on the street … Continue reading

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For Rent …

… cozy cottage, birch bark covered floor, nestled among protective pine boughs.  Quiet neighborhood near ponds, fields and mature forested area perfect for raising fledglings.  Food and fresh water regularly available a short flight away. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day!  The day I … Continue reading

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Stop! Listen!

The air temperature was above the freezing mark.  The snow and ice were melting on the dark parking lot pavement at the forest preserve district operations complex.  As I got out of the car at the site of the annual Bluebird … Continue reading

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It’s National Wild Bird Feeding Month

Yes, it is! And I hope you’ve got your feeders up and well stocked because this is the time of year, in cold northern climates anyway, that birds are under most stress.  The days are short and nights long.  They … Continue reading

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