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Save Robin!

March 31, 2015 - I don't know who "Robin" is—a love commemorated in 1965 is well before my tenure in this neighborhood—but even if the ac...
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No holding back

March 30, 2015 - Most of the Saturday Night Snowstorm Surprise has melted, and in the white's wake, you can now see the ground. True, it'...
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A dash of color

March 29, 2015 - Who could'a thunk it? asked singer-songwriter Greg Brown. He wasn't, of course, talking about winter, but that immortal...
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Goosanders at last

March 28, 2015 - With the ice cover of the millpond shrinking daily and more open water available, I've been looking for these birds to a...
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Neither fire nor ice

March 27, 2015 - When Robert Frost pondered, akin to T.S. Eliot, the way the world might end, the flinty sage of Derry, New Hampshire, su...
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The end of the line

March 25, 2015 - The forest across the street had been growing for at least 50 years. God only knows how many natural lives it had nurtur...
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Almost floatable

March 25, 2015 - The weather continues to trend towards warming, and the snow is steadily losing its hold on the landscape. The major hol...
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Debu-aconite

March 24, 2015 - The tree murderers arrived this afternoon to begin the destruction of the doomed woodlot across the street, but they did...
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Don't call this home

March 23, 2015 - If luck were with me, I'd have had my camera handy when our local Red-shouldered Hawk appeared this morning to display h...
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Killdeer arrival

March 22, 2015 - Right after my now-five-year-old granddaughter departed, I tried to assuage my sadness with a long walk. Most of Ultima'...
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Maiden voyage on snowshoes

March 21, 2015 - Winter, no, Spring Storm Ultima dumped about four inches of fresh powder atop a solid, six-inch crust, and my granddaugh...
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Happy spring

March 20, 2015 - In a break from a long-running tradition, the Westerly Morris Men, a local dance troupe, couldn't make the trek up Lante...
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Aquatic pancakes

March 19, 2015 - There's yet more cold in the offing and, if at least one of the forecast models is correct, we're in for a continuation...
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Great floral expectations

March 17, 2015 - With every little bit of new warmth—and there have been a few episodes—you can start to see that, yes indeed, there is s...
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Tracks in sharp focus

March 17, 2015 - The identity of the track maker is easy to determine: cloven hooves in the middle of the woods, and no telltale odor of...
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March mini-flood

March 16, 2015 - A recent spell of rain and relative warmth has put winter on notice that the vernal equinox is around the corner and, we...
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Otter... or fisher?

March 15, 2015 - At 3:08:53 pm, I spotted a weasel-like critter on the ice of the millpond. I didn't see how it got there, but as I watch...
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The (black) birds

March 14, 2015 - The day started out OK, but with murkiness and rain in the forecast—and a presentation to complete for presenting tonigh...
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Welcome home, RSH

March 13, 2015 - Spring began today at a little past 10:30 in the morning when a sharp shriek pierced the walls of my house. To be sure,...
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Hooded, with apologies

March 12, 2015 - I take a lot of pictures, often more than a couple hundred a day, and, since I pretty much know what I'm doing and I tra...
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A touch of fog

March 11, 2015 - It never went below freezing last night—something of a first for the winter—and in response to the relative warmth, the...
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Unfurling

March 10, 2015 - The snow is still deep. I continue to need to use snowshoes to get to the compost pile. I've yet to swear off long under...
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In flight entertainment

March 09, 2015 - This was almost going to be a photo-free day—sigh—what with a deadline project that needed to be finished, but in late a...
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Here's to you, Potter!

March 08, 2015 - With the sun starting to disappear behind the forecasted rain clouds, I took off my snowshoes and walked back to my car.
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Wear a hardhat

March 07, 2015 - There are some subtle signs of melting, but the biggest, most obvious indication that there's actually some warmth in th...
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Snowbound sparrow

March 05, 2015 - Thor finally left the ridge, but, of course, in the wake of a giant winter storm, the temperature plummeted. This was bo...
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Graveyard shift

March 05, 2015 - The snow from Thor lightened overnight, but it never stopped entirely, and at daybreak, it increased in intensity. I gue...
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Thor starts to hammer

March 04, 2015 - Winter Storm Thor arrived this afternoon, and by sundown, the snow was falling fast and heavy on the ridge. By about ten...
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Scat!

March 03, 2015 - One of the supreme challenges of natural history is learning how to identify ghosts—figuring out the identity of a critt...
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Left behind

March 01, 2015 - Sparta left about six inches of powdery snow in its wake. I did about half the shoveling late last night, and I got up e...
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Snowground

March 01, 2015 - The plan had been that we would bring our granddaughter back home today, but the impending arrival of Winter Storm Spart...
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