Monthly Archives: February 2011
Long-time contributor Kirk Betts has been awarded Honorable Mention in a national photography contest. Kirk has generously shared his photos here for several years. You can see Kirk’s photo in this slide show. It is the fourth photo shown. It … Continue reading
by Fred Gralenski I like to watch critters to see what they are doing, and this time of year most are looking for something to eat. Bird feeders are a good place to start. We use black oil sunflower seeds … Continue reading
On February 15 I looked out the kitchen window and saw a gray object on the stand a few yards away where we put left-overs of one sort or another. Thinking it was a gray squirrel I didn’t pay much … Continue reading
by Fred Gralenski Even though I dearly love the Black-capped Chickadee, the Maine State Bird, I think the Red- breasted Nuthatch is my favorite winter bird. The nuthatch sounds so contented when he’s on the bird feeder and telling the … Continue reading
Snowy stonewalls provide shelter for many animals. Here’s a chance to get outside and learn more about late winter activity in the woods, using snowshoes. Date: Sunday, March 6 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM Place: Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, Montello St., … Continue reading
I looked up from my work this evening just in time to see a bobcat stroll past the window and out the driveway. We’ve seen bobcat tracks in the woods behind the house recently, usually following rabbits.