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Meadow Vole Tunnels Exposed

If you live where the snow is actually melting, a labyrinth of vole tunnels may be revealing itself to you. These tunnels were excavated in the snow next to the ground in what is referred to as the subnivean layer. 162 more words


Sketching at Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum...

Last week the Nature Artists’ Guild held a sketching session at the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum located at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.  The museum has a wonderful assortment of specimens from all over the animal kingdom.   221 more words


DNCB Outing No. 2015-12 to Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Photos by Marion (MS), Jim (JK), Liz (LS), Terry (TC), Glen (GB), David M (DM) and Pascale & Alberto (P&A) at Picasa website

Twenty-two DNCBers enjoyed our last Tuesday morning of birding (Wednesdays next month) at Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver.  811 more words

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Birthday Barred owl

Today we had my son’s 10th birthday party at the Audubon wildlife refuge in Bristol, RI.  This Barred Owl was the main attraction and she was magical: her watchful quiet, wild background, remarkable anatomy: large eyes, strange way of moving- she held the children and adults in wonder.   21 more words

Margaret On The Spot

In The Wild: Big Cypress National Preserve

We took another trip into the Everglades a few weeks ago and it didn’t disappoint. This time of year the water levels are low so the birds congregate where there is water to fish. 200 more words


First Day of Spring

Today, March 20, 2015 is the first day of spring, which is the vernal equinox.  An equinox occurs twice a year, around March 20th and September 22nd.  250 more words


Patient (and Hungry) Barred Owls Visit Feeders

Barred owls are nothing if not resourceful when it comes to methods for finding food. Typically they sit on a high branch and scan the area for prey before dropping down to capture small mammals such as mice, squirrels as well as reptiles and amphibians. 215 more words