Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

A huge flock of huge turkeys just paraded again through my yard. Perhaps to impress upon our too human emotions that they were here first. They are big creatures. And smart. And adaptable. They have evolved and survive in our human urban-ecosystem despite their forest...
Subconscious versus Rational Thinking

Bird-Killers?

According to a recent piece in The Guardian, Scotts Miracle-Gro has recently pleaded guilty to selling poisoned birdseed to the public. They also admitted to putting undocumented pesticides in their lawn and garden products. This violation of US federal environmental...
Subconscious versus Rational Thinking

Flight of the Snow Owls

The New York Times recently reported on an inordinately large number of snow owl sightings in states more southerly than the owls tend to roam. Although the reasons for this atypical “interruption” may vary, birders and nonbirders alike will want to create...