Seen through a window screen.
It’s the state bird of Georgia, a Brown Thrasher. Continue reading
Apparently they’re well fed.
It’s been 12 days since they hatched, and supposedly Carolina wrens fledge in 12-14 days, so they could fly any day now.
Student Naturalist Beth Grant will speak at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:
In his book Bringing Nature Home, Dr. Doug Tallamy explains how everyone who loves the wonders of the natural world can contribute to the survival of our native birds, butterflies, and other treasures by providing the native plants needed to support them. Beth Grant has recently obtained permission from Dr. Tallamy to present his slideshow on his findings. By acting on Dr. Tallamy’s practical recommendations, you can make a difference for bio-diversity while bringing endlessly fascinating wildlife to your home. Handouts will be provided. Copies of Bringing Nature Home and Dr. Gil Nelson’s Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to Birdsong Nature Center.
Here’s her conference bio: Continue reading
Gretchen left her sand hill crane in the driveway.
Left face:Continue reading
We are here today because either we love Jane, or we love someone that loves Jane.
And I suppose that love sums up what Jane was all about.
Over the last few days, our family assembled a list of some of the qualities that might be used to describe Jane.
Perhaps you recognize some of them: Continue reading
The forest beside the stream also changes after beaver occupation. When beavers cut down trees for food and for building their dams and lodges, they select the species of trees that they prefer, and leave other tree species standing. Consequently, after many years, the forest beside a beaver pond is usually dominated by different tree species than it was before beaver occupation, and in the gaps where the beavers removed trees, bushes and saplings now grow and with them the animal species that live in the early stages of forest regeneration (Barnes and Dibble 1986; Johnston and Naiman 1990; Pastor and Naiman 1992; Donkor et al. 2000). In addition, when the beaver pond is formed by the dam, water floods and covers the roots of trees that formerly stood along the stream bank. These flooded trees die because the standing water prevents their roots from getting air….
In Wyoming, a survey showed that owners of private lands believed that they benefited from beaver engineering because Continue reading