There’s no such thing as too many layers when it’s 20 degrees out and snow blowing sideways. Three was the magic number – three layers of pants, three layers of tops, and wishing I’d had 3 layers of socks rather than 2. Not sure I could have fit three layers of socks in my shoes, but […]
I complain unnecessarily about silly things. I especially have a tendency to complain about the cold, although now I feel a twinge of reluctance to do so, since the cold days are not as cold and the cold comes later than feels right. I would rather complain about cold than see honeybees buzzing around on a 60 […]
Keeping common birds common is a mantra I’ve been hearing lately, as conservation often waits until something is closer to the abyss of extinction to act. A lot of common birds have been declining–tree swallows and Northern flickers among others. So I’ve been thrilled to see a red-bellied woodpecker hanging out at the local bird feeder. […]
Sit still, and a groundhog might run along the path where you are sitting. Watch closely, and the brilliant red of a ladybug might appear. Tread lightly, and a fly mimicking a wasp might alight on some flowers. What unique sights have you seen by paying close attention?
If you haven’t been, go to Sandy Hook (part of Gateway National Recreation Area) in New Jersey. While you can see the fuzzy outline of Manhattan’s skyscraper’s if you look north, you will be too busy doing other far more interesting things to worry about the city. From the bayside with lumbering horseshoe crabs, […]
Frog eyes poking above the floats of algae, a hunched green heron on a log, a cardinal hopping in tree branches, all good things to see on a sunset walk. But it was the great blue heron that delivered the You Won’t Believe What I Just Saw! moment of the night. I am not the […]
Today was a good day. But Wednesday was a great day, because the waters of New York City offered up an antidote for the news cycle. En route to the Brothers Islands via NYC Water Taxi, I saw my first, second, and third peregrine falcon arcing over the United Nations. Tumbling and swerving, these fierce birds of […]