Birdwatching

As we hunker down for the winter weather, we’re frequently too preoccupied with what is in our front yards that we tend not to notice what isn’t there. The snow and ice have muscled out the grass, and the chilly sounds of the north wind have blown away the dawn chorus that woke us this summer.

NHPR's "Outside/In" host, Sam Evans-Brown, joined Chris Martin and Dave Anderson in the field this week for Something Wild in the field segment.

It seems like this first half of April, now in the rearview mirror, has given us many mornings of sub-freezing temperatures and grey, brooding skies.  Despite the chill though, mornings on the floodplain have been ringing with birdsong  that grows daily in variety.  Walking the Conservation Cente

The redwing blackbirds were back on Saturday, or at least that’s when I first heard them. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:30am

 

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from its original date.  It will now run Thursday JUNE 8th.  Registration has been re-opened.  THANK YOU!

It’s no longer the “dead of winter” as woodland wildlife awaken.

Water is what has allowed life to generate and regenerate on this tiny blue marble of ours. Most of us would shrivel up and blow away without a water supply. And yet every year at this time water becomes scarce, surface water anyway.

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.