Monthly Archives: January 2018

Feeding birds is a fun winter pastime


Birds will visit a feeder any time of the year, but winter is when we notice them most. Maybe it’s because they have less available food. Maybe it’s because there’s less leaf canopy to conceal them. Maybe it’s because we … Continue reading

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Cast iron plant is tough inside and out


I run into so many people who love houseplants but just don’t have enough light for them. It’s also difficult to find plants that will truly thrive in the shade outdoors. Cast iron plant is one that can do both … Continue reading

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The white-throated sparrow has always been special to me


I could listen to the call of the white throated sparrow all day. A while ago one of these tiny songbirds was serenading me and it brought back childhood memories. Most were summer memories as these little guys migrate. White-throated … Continue reading

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Loons are southern winter visitors few people notice


I like to spend a few weeks in the summer on Big Lake in down east Maine. At night intermingled with the ring of hungry mosquitoes, loons call to each other. I love that eerie sound. Loons are migratory waterfowl … Continue reading

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