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Merlin Meal

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Merlin Meal

I barely missed my first Snowy Owl of the season earlier today, but my consolation prize was this Merlin finishing up a meal. I am not positive on the identification of the prey, but I did observe the raptor eating the entire leg and foot. Snowy Owls seem to be spreading out all over the region with new sightings coming every day! Have you spotted any yet? I am looking forward to seeing and sharing images of one soon… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Endless Green

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Endless Green

As the days get colder and we enter the season of giving thanks, I know I am thankful that we get to keep some green all winter long… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Autumn Trail

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

Autumn Trail

What is the first thing you hear in your mind when walking into the woods? The rustling of the leaves? Insects calling? Your feet on the ground? Birds singing? Whatever the answer may be even thinking about this for a moment was no doubt relaxing… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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American Tree Sparrow

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

American Tree Sparrow

Here’s a look at a little bit of lingering green, thanks to some holly trees, with a lovely American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea). This cute bird is one of many on the move to the south right now. We are far enough into the season that these winter residents, along with species like the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco, are beginning to fill up our yards. Be careful not to confuse their rufous caps with the similar Chipping Sparrow. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Finishing up the Foliage

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

Finishing up the Foliage

What outdoor adventures will you be pursuing this weekend? The air may be chilly, but the experiences are worth bundling up for – go find the last of our...

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Tiny Maple

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Tiny Maple

This tiny maple seemed like a perfect expression of all the cycles of...

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