Outdoors
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Q: I have never seen bluebirds in my life till last week. I was excited to see them. Now, how do I get rid of them? First it was one, then two, and now so many I cannot count them all. They chased away my woodpeckers, tufted titmouse, nuthatch, and … more
It's been said that most of what we know about the universe comes to us in the form of light. But what is light?Well, that's a darned good question. Scientists have been struggling with that one for ages, and the answer seems equally puzzling. You … more
Well, our bird guests are starting to arrive here now that it is officially spring. The technical term for the flight pattern they follow to our area is the "Atlantic Flyway" which is one of the four major bird migratory flight paths that pass over … more
For many, the timberdoodle is a mythical creature known only through stories or accidental encounters under the cover of darkness. Hearing its bizarre sounds from newly thawed pasture or clearing, should be on everyone's "bucket list." Fortunate, … more
I don't have an iPod, but I have had pPods er, pea pods, and plan to have plenty more this year. Peas, whether garden peas, snow peas or sugar snap peas, are one of my favorite vegetables. As such, I am champing at the bit to plant peas. Since they … more
After the moon sets this week, get away from bright city lights and take a gander at a pristine rural sky.If you do this, I recommend you sit back, relax and think about what lies before you. Every light you see in the heavens is a distant sun many … more
Q: Has anyone noticed that there has been a decrease in pigeons in the area?— Concerned A: While others have noticed, and have been noticing since the late 1960s, the decline didn't cause me much concern. more
Tired of looking out onto a snow-covered or soggy landscape? Then look in ... no, I don't mean self-reflection; that's always depressing for someone with all of my short comings, which includes questionable writing skills. I mean look at your … more
As the weather continues to oscillate between slush and mud, getting outdoors may seem like more trouble than it's worth. But for some, the prime time for trail running has just begun. With sparse snow patches and biting temperatures, outdoor … more
Tomorrow is the first day of spring and for gardeners the juices are flowing. Just be careful when you step outside for the juices may freeze. After a relatively mild February, I had hopes we'd have an early start to the gardening season, much as we … more
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