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Migrations to the Moon: When Common Sense Flies South

Three to four hundred years ago many people actually thought birds were capable of flying to the moon or hibernating on the seafloor. Of course, some folks at that time also believed… 737 more words

Folklore

'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith


There is not a person alive today who doesn’t know that the critically acclaimed crime author Robert Galbraith is in fact the legendary JK Rowling, who stole the hearts of millions of people everywhere by creating the Harry Potter series. 1,201 more words

Sick days

I’ve been battling a wicked cold for two weeks now.  I’ve been trying to get outside whenever I can, but I’ve been so tired it hasn’t happened much.  50 more words

Vireo

Introducing the returning cuckoo

5 SEPTEMBER 2014

One of the most well known cuckoos is the Common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), which migrates to Europe and Asia after overwintering in sub-Saharan Africa. 360 more words

BIRDS

Every once in a while

Every once in a while, I have a day where the birds just seem to come find me.  Friday was one of those days.  I got out earlier than usual, which may have also contributed to the birds being more active, and spent a good hour in the woods. 470 more words

Wood-warblers

A couple new birds

We’ve had a few beautiful, sunny days lately.  I was lucky enough to see two new birds in the last two days.  The first was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.  124 more words

Wood-warblers

brown cuckoo-dove

This beautiful russet-brown bird is quite large, growing up to 43cm. It is a type of pigeon that has a long tail and a loud call. 42 more words

Nature