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The Lords of La Mancha

Walking along the cobblestone streets of Almagro, just as the first hints of light began to lift the shadows from the buildings, felt like a stroll through the pages of a storybook. The traditional appearance of the town is strongly … Continue reading

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Long Island Life

It’s been a bit of a slow year so far. By this time in 2017, I’d already been on trips that took me to New York’s offshore waters, Connecticut, the Adirondacks, and Canada in search of rare birds. Even in 2016, … Continue reading

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Grand Teton Slam

After our morning enjoying the wildlife and water features of Yellowstone, we turned our sights south and headed towards Grand Teton National Park. Although the older, larger park typically gets more recognition, Teton is still an absolutely wonderful place to … Continue reading

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In the Yellowstone

What is summer without an adventurous vacation? After batting around several possible destinations for my travels over break, I took up my parents invitation to meet them out in the Greater Yellowstone Area at the end of July. Miriam had … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but it’s finally summer for real! What’s more, my grad school days are completely behind me! The sense of relief after two years of hard work is immense, and it was a struggle … Continue reading

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South Shore Surprises

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here on Long Island. The post-migration season this year has seen a number of unexpected discoveries as non-breeders and off-course travelers wander up and down the East Coast. Most of the noteworthy action … Continue reading

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The Joys of June

We’re approaching the halfway point of 2017, which means that spring migration is behind us and the end of the school year is drawing near. In a few short weeks, I’ll be finished with teaching for the season. If all … Continue reading

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Be That As It May

Migration has gotten a slow start in New York this year. Prolonged periods of cool weather, overnight precipitation, and unfavorable winds have stalled the return of many Neotropical migrants. Birds continue to trickle through, and there have been some nice … Continue reading

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Spring It On!

With March behind me, I had only a few obligations for work and grad school standing in the way of Spring Break. I needed to complete and submit the edTPA before April 13th, which meant that it had to be … Continue reading

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Surviving the Doldrums

March is not my favorite month. It’s a challenging time for a New York naturalist, caught in between seasons without the excitement of either winter or spring. On top of that, it is the only month of the year with no … Continue reading

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