Two things I love are books and board games. But I also love card games, dice games, even games where you try and bounce ping pong balls into a pattern. So, while books and board games has nice alliteration, I’m open to all kinds of games. This perfect pairing of books and board games is… Read more »
What Your First Bird of 2023 Means for Your Year
The start of a new year is fun for birders like me – it means I can count and celebrate seeing birds for the first time that year!! Lots of birders love to celebrate their first bird of the year, and every year the American Birding Association picks a bird of the year. (The Bird… Read more »
What is No Mow May?
What is No Mow May? It’s simple – don’t mow your lawn in May and give bees and pollinators a chance to find food. Grassy lawns are some of the worst things about habitat loss. So by not mowing we can give the non-grass plants a chance to bloom and nourish insects and birds. I… Read more »
What Would You Name Our Owl?
We first noticed our new neighbor in January. I mentioned it in my First Birds of 2022 post. We weren’t sure it would stay, but it seems to love the owl box we hung for it. We’ve seen it all through February! So, now that it has stuck around, we think it’s time to name… Read more »
What’s Your Favorite Bird?
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite bird. I usually list my top five. I love red-tailed hawks. I formed a bond with one that used to follow me when I went on runs and even killed a rabbit in my backyard. I love crows. They are so smart and family oriented. I want… Read more »
First Birds of 2022
I love birding. I love being out in nature, listening to bird song, spotting a feathered friend in the leaves and branches. I love keeping track of birds from year to year. January 1 is so exciting because I get to count familiar birds all over again! I’ve some wonderful birding moments this year and… Read more »
Let’s Count Birds
There are lots of great community science programs available for counting birds! Share this graphic with friends you know who would love to count some birds. Feederwatch Second Saturday in November through April 30 You pick a site and watch for 2 consecutive days in a row. https://feederwatch.org/about/how-to-participate/ ~ Christmas Bird Count December 14, 2021… Read more »