Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ruffing It

Summer means shorebirds. Sandpipers and their kin are some of the first southbound travelers to show up each year, with the earliest arrivals appearing not long after the last northbound passersby trickle through. The time period from July through September … Continue reading

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Owl Be Back

One of the many perks of exploring the natural world is the occasional opportunity to observe the same individual animal more than once. We certainly see local representatives of common species over and over in our day-to-day lives, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Take a Hike

Summer has arrived, officially! The solstice falls on my brother Andrew’s birthday this year, so the work week began with a new season. To celebrate the last technical weekend of spring and the first informal weekend of summer, I wanted … Continue reading

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La Vie En Roseate

On Long Island, summer birding is coastal birding. Songbirds and other terrestrial species have settled in on their breeding grounds, but many water-bound birds operate on a different schedule. Some seabirds wander the oceans of the world throughout the season, … Continue reading

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Beignets, Bloody Marys, and Birds of Prey

June is a major turning point in the year. As we approach the halfway mark of 2016, I find myself surrounded by a variety of beginnings and endings. My first school year as a full-time teacher is coming to a … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Horizon

A little flexibility goes a long way. When it comes to observing nature, sudden changes of plans are to be expected. The final days of May and beginning of June highlighted this need to roll with the punches. On a … Continue reading

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