Nature matters to people. Big trees and small trees, glistening water, chirping birds, budding bushes, colorful flowers—these are important ingredients in a good life.
The current issue of the Birds and Blooms newsletter has an article that offers a nice overview of urban birding.
I have a new New York wildlife article up on Examiner.com, about nesting birds. Enjoy!
We went for a short walk in Prospect Park yesterday afternoon because the boys wanted to show me a cool tree hideout they found the day before. It's a large hollow tree on a hill on the south side of the park. I won't be more specific because what use is a spy base that everyone knows about?
Even on such a brief excursion, we spotted several different kinds of birds, including a hermit thrush, grackles, northern shovelers, coots, redwing blackbirds, and of course the usual mallards, Canada geese, swans, sparrows, pigeons and starlings.