Today I Met a Purple Sandpiper

  Purple Sandpiper!  Yes, that’s an actual bird.  Today was the first day I ever saw one. They’re small.  Purple-ish. Like other shorebirds, if you just stay still they will feed and walk around despite your presence.   So yes, they are friendly. Purple Sandpipers often pass through Presqu’ile Park …

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Photo Exhibition to Benefit Local Animal Rescue Group

  Well, hello! This weekend I am hosting my second annual photo exhibition, “Small Wonders.”  It will be taking a look at the little things in life- insects, baby animals, dewdrops, and the hidden worlds that we often pass by. I am very happy to be doing this show as a benefit for a …

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Why I Love Presqu’ile!

  Good Morning Presqu’ile!   Oh how I love you! There are so many reasons to love Presqu’ile Park, no matter when you visit.You can show up early on a hazy fall morning, and observe as Presqu’ile’s beaches and offshore islands start to come alive with sound and activity. Migrating shorebirds start …

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The Number One Flower for Attracting Just About Everything

  Want wildlife to come to your garden?  Plant purple coneflowers! Purple Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea purpurea are absolutely loaded with pollen.   So besides being gorgeous, they are like a giant dinner table for all kinds of critters. Look how this butterfly is eating with its curvy proboscis. This …

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Early Morning at the Frink Centre

The note I left on the kitchen counter read “Good morning! I’ve gone to the Frink Centre to  look for Virginia Rails.  Pets have been fed.” It’s always a good idea to get up early if you want to see wildlife.   That doesn’t mean I always do it.   …

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