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Archive for September, 2013

Tree Swallows

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

By Adam R. Moore By the numberless thousands they descend. The birds arrive as a great host, flying from the northeast, following a sinuous path on invisible, atmospheric currents. The flock appears as a river of birds, curving through the air, with birds pouring forth in a flow that seems unceasing. The great flocks of […]

Tree Swallows at Cedar Tree Neck

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

Spring Ephemerals

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

The starflowers are everywhere. In mid-May, along the blue trail at the Caroline Tuthill Preserve, the bright white blossoms of starflowers dapple the floor of the forest. Here, a starflower sprouts upward beside fallen maple leaves. From the emerald bed of a sphagnum bog, another starflower grows, a parasol for a courting frog. Like white […]

Ospreys

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

When Huck, my six-year old son, lists our family pets, he includes our dog, Bloo, and our lone guinea fowl, the last remaining bird of a flock that once numbered 26. Yet he also includes our ospreys. Curse me if you like, but of these pets, my favorites are the ospreys. The ospreys, of course, […]