Monthly Archives: August 2016

Birdy Shores

With shorebird migration approaching its peak, birders are scrambling to catalog and count the feathered travelers as they make their way south. Stopover sites where flocks gather to refuel are major hotspots for naturalists at this time of year, and everyone … Continue reading

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Bitternsweet

I woke up early on Monday morning and set out for New Jersey. Yikes. That’s a pretty rough start for a story. My siblings have returned to college, the rest of the family is out of town, and I’m home on … Continue reading

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Going off the Rails

There is a bird of almost mythical secrecy. A tiny creature that scurries like a mouse through dense marsh grasses. It makes the other members of its famously-shy family seem downright extroverted, and it’s small enough to be mistaken for … Continue reading

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West Coast Wonders

We emerged from the low-lying fog of San Francisco Bay around the same time that we started to see signs for Point Reyes National Seashore. I visited the Point in 2005 with my family, and I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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Down by the Bay

Sightseeing is popular in San Francisco, and there is no shortage of lovely scenery to be found around the Golden Gate City. Most people don’t think of the Bay Area as a particularly wild place. Apart from the city itself, … Continue reading

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