Select Page

The Birders’ Trail

Wildflower Adventures

Wildflower Adventures

The morning was pleasantly breezy. As I snatched a wildflower guide plus pen and paper, I could feel that I was in for an adventure or two. This would be my first wildflower hunt, and I was somewhat...

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

What Is So Rare as a Morning in June?

Early one bright blue morning, I drove deep into a gap of Shade Mountain to a two-acre clearing maintained for wildlife. White puffy clouds floated along, pushed by the breeze. It was the last week...

Spring Adventures

Spring Adventures

Birds were singing that beautiful morning, and there were hardly any clouds. I was walking up the pasture lane from where I had been birding. Dad came walking down the lane. “I was back in the other...

The Heron’s Lunch

The Heron’s Lunch

“No way! Nooo waaay!” Mom suddenly exclaimed. As I followed her gaze, I was completely astounded. We were speechless at the epic sight before us. Great Blue Heron. Photo © Susan McArthur...

Our First Christmas Bird Count

Our First Christmas Bird Count

Red-winged Blackbirds. Photo © Rusty Dodson/Dreamstime.com. On Friday, our good friend Nathan came to our place and asked if we would be interested in helping him with the Christmas Bird Count. “Of...

Late Winter Waterfowl

Late Winter Waterfowl

Our annual late winter waterfowl chase was scheduled for February 20. We usually travel to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. We hope to hit the...

Any New Birds?

Any New Birds?

It just feels like snow out here, I thought. Low-hanging gray clouds filled the sky like an oppressive blanket. Not a breath of air stirred the few maple leaves scattered on the ground. Even the...

Birding at Horicon

Birding at Horicon

Black-necked Stilt. Photo © Birdiegal717/dreamstime.com. One warm June afternoon, my friend and I were birding at Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area. Horicon is an extremely large marsh, and rare birds...