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Following the Guadalhorce

A friendly little Sardinian Warbler hopping around outside my window was the first bird I saw on my last full day in Spain. I’d heard and seen countless others over the course of the vacation, but I savored the quiet … Continue reading

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A Windy, Wonderful Weekend

December began with a chill, bringing cold winds as a front swept in from the north. I was woefully under-dressed for my early Saturday excursion to Jones Beach. No hat, no gloves, and only a T-shirt beneath my leather jacket left … 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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The Clash at Hempstead

The natural world is intense. Every organism on this planet is a survivor, the latest in a successful bloodline stretching back to the first living things. The evolutionary arms race has honed a wide range of skills and strategies for … Continue reading

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Look to the Skies

I’ve found myself rather busy in the past few weeks, which is a welcome departure from the inactivity I was expecting from the month of September. Work at the center has been simple but good: I feel like I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Avian Haven

Friday was a slow day at the center. My coworker, Pete, and I were fielding questions and running the shop while visitors came and went as usual. Towards mid-afternoon we got an interesting phone call: a family camping nearby had … Continue reading

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