Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) and pollinators #2

April 29, 2014 - After over 2" of rain, the bluebells were looking pretty tattered but there were a few blossoms to tempt the male Ruby-t...
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Northern Waterthrush arrives!

April 28, 2014 - This morning as usual, I went outside for the dawn chorus. It wasn't long before I heard an old familiar loud 'chink' in...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest Update #2

April 28, 2014 - I've been keeping an eye on the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nest and its caretakers. Not really sure what's going on. I've see...
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Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) and pollinators

April 26, 2014 - Virginia Bluebells are one of my favorite Missouri native ephemerals. I look forward to their graceful beauty and to wat...
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Comings and Goings

April 24, 2014 - Guess who's coming to breakfast? Yep, the first male Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived on Wednesday morning, 4/23. He ca...
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House Wren vs. Carolina Chickadee

April 24, 2014 - I've received some comments and questions about the House Wren's behavior in the destruction of the Chickadee eggs. One...
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Saga of the Carolina Chickadees, Part 3

April 21, 2014 - If only...the Eurasian Tree Sparrows had not overtaken the first box. The Carolina Chickadees had already put a lot of w...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest Update

April 21, 2014 - It has been a week of contrasts. The weather began rainy and windy, and today is a perfect Easter Sunday, sunny and 80 d...
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First Lunar Eclipse of the 2014-2015 Tetrad

April 15, 2014 - This is probably the first of what will probably be very infrequent postings from the male half of the Hummer Haven UnLt...
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Serendipity!

April 12, 2014 - Sometimes, one just gets lucky. I had been hearing Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which arrive early in April. They're so tiny...
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It's time!!

April 10, 2014 - It's time to put up your hummingbird feeders! You can check the arrival map and add your own first sighting here: http:...
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Saga of the Carolina Chickadees, Part 2

April 10, 2014 - The Eurasian Tree Sparrows (ETS) tried again and entered the nest box. We knew we had to come up with a solution, fast,...
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