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Where are the Birds?


The landscape is a frozen sheet of white. The wind is biting at my face mercilessly. I can’t help but wonder where the birds are hiding. In my fluffy big parka and layers I can only stand but little of the this icy chill. What does a little Chickadee do to survive? They eat and […]

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I Know You’re Somewhere…


….little Prairie Chicken. I saw you coming across the yard…     I see you scooting behind that tree…         There you are, peek-a-boo     Be a friend by sharing…

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Another Bird under my Window


A cute little birdy hit the window. The birds don’t often survive such a hit. It breaks their necks or something. I was really hoping for this little fella…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=ygpgp8ICE-o   I had to search the web to find out what species it was: http://www.all-birds.com/Waxwings.htm I think it’s a baby Waxwing brought here by the […]

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A Trip ‘North’…naming the blue flower.


Every time I think I live in ‘the North’ I find out there’s a lot more north of me yet. I was up towards Fort Nelson, BC. I noticed how far north the Pine Beetle has migrated. Without the Pine trees in this country there isn’t going to be much left to supply the sawmills. […]

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Prime of Learning: Childhood


It gives me the greatest pleasure to watch young children learning about nature. I know these things they are learning will affect their view on the earth, animals, plants, the cycle of life, and even their purpose in being here.     Isn’t this little tyke just adorable? The flap on his hat is sticking […]

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Surprise-5 Blackbirds


They are so teeny as you can see by my finger which I purposely put as close to them as possible without touching them. The parents are mad again of course, but they should be thanking me that I didn’t mow them along with the grass around the tree. Beside – now everyone can celebrate […]

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More Robin Eggs


Do all Robin’s lay 4 eggs? This is the second nest with 4 eggs. It was right under my nose in the yard. This nest is higher than the last one that got emptied, so it should be fine. It’s in a bushy spruce about 4′ off the ground, so I won’t have to get […]

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The Robin’s nest


I debated  whether to put this in the catagory “using nature”, because who would want to use Robin’s eggs for anything except a viewing pleasure, but realistically they could be used if you were hungry enough. I hope I never have to eat them. They are such a beautiful deep sky blue, and the more Robin’s […]

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