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Most snakes are harmless, interesting additions to garden

Most snakes are harmless, interesting additions to garden

Sunday, May 19, 2013
With the arrival of warm weather, it is likely that gardeners and yard workers may soon come into contact with snakes. I am writing this week’s column on behalf of the snakes and asking that you who see them give them the benefit of the doubt before grabbing a shovel.
 
There’s method in red-winged blackbirds’ mating behavior

There’s method in red-winged blackbirds’ mating behavior

Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week we’re looking at the world through the eyes of a female red-winged blackbird. What kind of challenges does she face? What decisions does she have to make?
 
Red-winged blackbird has soap-opera private life

Red-winged blackbird has soap-opera private life

Sunday, April 28, 2013
The red-winged blackbird is an iconic symbol of spring. To teach you about the lives of these beautiful birds, let me tell you the story of a typical male of the species.
 
Song sparrows can be difficult to spot and identify

Song sparrows can be difficult to spot and identify

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Of all of the birds that I have ever seen skittering about in thickets, song sparrows are among the sneakiest. They are designed for stealth, and they are very good at it.
 
Spring peepers are about to begin their song

Spring peepers are about to begin their song

Friday, April 12, 2013
Spring is finally here and it won’t be long before the soft ice cream stands are open. Soon we will be driving at night with the windows down and that is when we’ll hear it — a chorus of tiny voices drifting out of ponds, fields, and hidden pools in the forest.
 
 

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