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Backyard Bowerbird

This morning I heard some bluebirds twittering outside the window, so Julia and I took the cue to go out and clean out the nest boxes. The bluebirds’ nest from last year was a dense mass of pine needles and … Continue reading

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Mullein Weevils

As anticipated, Julia and I have been filling our front yard with fruit trees and a vegetable garden, and letting most of the remaining lawn grow into a meadow–not out of laziness but from a desire to turn this sterile mini-landscape into habitat … Continue reading

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Sapsucker Surprise

The yellow-bellied sapsuckers have returned to Massachusetts over the past few days, adding their characteristic percussion to the morning chorus outside my house.  This afternoon I noticed a sapsucker’s sap wells in a sugar maple by the Green River in … Continue reading

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