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Fall Birds, 2018

The Wilson’s warblers have stuck around for quite a while. And, atop a bush on the other side of the house, we saw what we believe to be a Dickcissel, which would put it at the extreme western edge of … Continue reading

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9/11. It’s Not Going Away …

As though we don’t have enough to worry about, what with the Mad King enthroned in the West Wing. Don’t we have, at the moment, quite enough on our plates, without being asked to think about 9/11? Followers of this … Continue reading

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Natural Happenings #5, Early Sept. 2018

Making apple juice! One of our star guides, Orlando Torres, gave us the use of his press Continue reading

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Natural Happenings #4, Summer’s End, 2018

The summer of little water has come to an end. Now, birds are migrating south and the apple harvest has begun. What else? Pray for snow … and vote Blue in November!! We must rid ourselves of this anti-environment administration!

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #3

Our best customers at the feeders are the hummingbirds (duh!), the scrub jays and the immature evening grosbeaks. I also just had a surprise visit from the four Canyon wren chicks that have been around lately. Two of them were … Continue reading

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #2

“Beauty Happens”. That is a line from a great book on sexual selection, entitled “The Evolution Of Beauty”, by Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology at Yale University. If you love studying Evolution, you’ll love this book.

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018

It’s been a hot summer, so far, in the upper Rio Grande Valley. The monsoon arrived on time – at the end of the first week of July, – but is now disappointing us with fewer thunder storms than we … Continue reading

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