Field Notes

Last week the rains finally arrived. The Observatory recorded more than three inches over the last six days which will go a long way toward jump-starting lawns and gardens. Spring migration is in full swing...

Field Notes

The summer solstice has come and gone, and already days are slowly beginning to get shorter. We are starting the long, slow descent through the dog days of summer into the pleasant,...

Field Notes

The numbers are in for the recently completed deer season and are just about what the Department of Natural Resources expected – with only a few surprises. Statewide 56,333 bucks were harvested with firearms this...

See how he grows

Field Notes

A hundred years ago, the old folks used to speak of traveling bands of visitors called gypsies. These nomadic groups of Indian and Eastern European descent would set up their camps, entertain the...

Field Notes

Birdhouse Report for 2013 While visiting with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, a lone female Bluebird was observed sitting high in the top of an apple tree. Had we searched the apples and shrubs further,...

Can’t ‘bear’ to be away

ROSE AND HER cub, C.D., paid a visit to their old stomping ground, Point of View Farm at Beard, a couple of weeks ago. The pair showed up after dark on a Saturday night...

Field Notes

For all of you early risers out there, you may have taken notice of a pile of bright stars in the morning sky. They can be found above the eastern horizon just before...