Taking Flight 1-6-22

What’s been seen: Sometimes we just have to face the fact that we’re in love with the biggest, the strongest, and the most beautiful and iconic species of any form of wildlife – animals described in the category of “charismatic megafauna.” We use them as symbols for conservation efforts. Many are threatened or endangered and…

darke eyed bird sitting on sand outside.

Taking Flight

What’s been seen: The best birders are strategists. That’s not to say that they have to be to have fun and be successful – success, of course, being a personal definition. It’s perfectly fine to wander and discover. But a plan that takes into account season, weather, habitat, and past history can lead to wondrous…

Taking Flight

What’s been seen: The best birders are strategists. That’s not to say that they have to be to have fun and be successful – success, of course, being a personal definition. It’s perfectly fine to wander and discover. But a plan that takes into account season, weather, habitat, and past history can lead to wondrous…

June 2021 Taking Flight

What’s Been Seen: As expected, May was a whirlwind in Hull. It certainly ended on a down note for all of us, with heavy rain dampening everything for the final three days of the month. But migration happened, and in a big way for Hull. Fifty-five species of birds were reported from Straits Pond throughout…

Water Wisdom

Water Wisdom A column by the Weir River Watershed Association ‘Going green’ can mean rethinking traditional summer yard care “In nature, nothing exists alone.” – Rachel Carson Area nurseries need police details to direct traffic, and no one can get the landscaping companies to call back – it’s spring on the South Shore. Visions of…