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September 7

Carbon dioxide measurements

Resuming
Home & Garden
September 6

A mega book about mega animals

Dinosaur facts and figures, illustrated. An amazing book.
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September 6

Seabirding -- an addition and a loss

New field guide published, a wonderful guide retires
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August 29

Explaining value of rainforests

New book gives insight into fires in Brazil
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August 29

A look at "Unnatural Selection"

Another revealing book by Katrina van Grouw
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August 27

Bird cams all over the place

Web site has addresses
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August 10

Wildlife refuges bring money to local communities

Report shows economic contributions made to communities hosting the refuges. And then, read the piece on bird tattoos, tats for people, not birds.
Home & Garden
July 22

The other flyers in the neighborhood

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Home & Garden
July 22
Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Bird art compared to that of Minnesota's Francis Lee Jaques
Home & Garden
July 22

This blog is back

Book reviews follow this post
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May 15
Geese engage in wet, wild fight

Geese engage in wet, wild fight

Resident gander protects his pond
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May 8

Nabbing gnats

Palm Warbler, early migrant
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April 16

Bird hikes in Brainerd

Thursdays and Saturdays in May
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April 12
Water too thick to swim, too thin to walk

Water too thick to swim, too thin to walk

Slushy pond is a problem
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April 10

Motherhood in the snow

She on her nest. Gander is standing by
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March 27

Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher's Digest, has died

He was a prolific contributor to the birding world
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March 20

Crane cam is up and running

Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska
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March 19

The million-dollar bird

A pigeon gets some respect
Home & Garden
March 18
Fewer mosquitos, fewer frogs?

Fewer mosquitos, fewer frogs?

We make wild life complicated
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March 7

A technical issue with bird names

Proposal: drop the possessive apostrophe now used in some names
Home & Garden
February 26

Proposal would eliminate possessives in bird names

It would be Lincoln Sparrow, not Lincoln's Sparrow
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February 22

Sound made visible -- new books on bird song

Eastern and Western guides to North American birds
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February 18

When we have the same weather as eastern Kansas ...

there will be some bird species changes
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February 15

A 12-step program for birders: name that bird

Not a helping hand in the usual 12-step way
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February 13

DNR eagle cam is on

Nest is covered in snow, what else?
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