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Tis the season for raptors

October 8, 2014

How do I love birding? Let me count the ways: birds make me smile, laugh, scream with delight, jump up and down, hit my friend’s arm to get their attention, give high fives, and run around the park like my crazy grandkids. I’m sure there’s more, but I’m usually too busy paying attention to the […]

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Witnessing the birth of a butterfly

I’ve done owl releases, fox releases, turkey releases, and even mink releases, but the other day I was present for something a lot smaller, but just as special: a butterfly release. My adventure began when I met with Jennifer Ballantine and her mother Sandy. The two have been raising monarch butterflies for about four years, […]

Moth disguised as bird surprises

On a recent beautiful summer day you would have found me sitting outside my house watching the hummingbirds and cardinal babies. Where else would I rather be? At one point, when I saw movement among the flowers, I thought I had spotted another hummingbird. However, when I really focused I could tell the colours just […]

Wild warbler weekend

Last week, my good friend Donna and I decided it was about time we saw some warblers. After a little location research, we were on our way to Ashbridges Bay. We saw, as always at the bay, a great variety of birds flying among the trees, including a couple of red-winged blackbirds making a nest, […]


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