Today I Met a Purple Sandpiper

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  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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It’s Not a Hummingbird…But What is it?

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I admit it.  The first time a hummingbird moth buzzed past me in my garden, I thought it was a baby hummingbird.  I watched closely, trying to follow this speedy little creature as it hovered and zoomed between flowers.  I noticed its long curved proboscis curling in and out as …

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Photo Exhibition to Benefit Local Animal Rescue Group

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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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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