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VLB Adult

In less than a decade, the invasive Viburnum Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni) has spread throughout most of New York State. They devour the leaves of viburnum species, key understory plants of our woodlands; a couple years infestation can kill the plant. 47 more words


My Field Note size Dori

Isn’t she beautiful? She doesn’t have a name at the moment but she’s steampunk inspired. I made this one night when I couldn’t sleep.  I ended up having to glue the corners on. 204 more words


Always Check That Bird

Because the assumption “pigeon” may usually be correct, but it isn’t always. Something about that silhouette…Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).At the top of 1st Avenue. 112 more words


British Weather

As summer approaches, the weather expected seemingly doesn’t follow.

High winds, sweeping rainfall and that bitter cold breeze.

Dog walkers, commuters and businessmen everywhere are suffering from drenched attire, wind swept hair and sodden ink-run papers from notes made from the day. 253 more words


A Great Wall

Sunset Park is buttressed by a rough stone retaining wall that has become the home of numerous lifeforms. Above is the southwest-facing flank. Here’s the northeast wall, along 41st St. 126 more words



A Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the “dapple-dawn-drawn-falcon,” as Hopkins alliterated to the nth degree, hovering over the Northumberland beach. Hopkins’s poem The Windhover… 182 more words


Sandstone and Basalt

Kind of hot for blogging, wot? Let’s take a dip in the North Sea: this is Greymare Rock, also known as Saddle Rock and the Whale’s Belly, just south of Dunstanburgh Castle. 65 more words