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Q: I was surprised returning home on Christmas Eve to see what I was sure was bear jumping off my back deck. Next morning, I saw that my suet feeder was gone, but not the bird seed I threw out on a … more
SNOWY OWLS ARRIVAL Although a rare winter visitor, the snowy owl does occasionally visit Western Massachusetts, occurring in Pittsfield, for instance, almost always in the center of the city. Arriving … more
Q: [A] young pileated woodpecker was a frequent visitor with his family late last summer and fall, but now comes occasionally. Regarding the red-bellied, we had a family (and more). A pair remained, … more
This week we observe St. Valentine's day, a time for celebrating the universal emotion of love. And nowhere is love more represented at this time of year than in the starry heavens.Ask any stargazer … more
While you are watching Wednesday morning's wonderful total lunar eclipse — please check the last two weeks' columns for details — make sure you take some time to scan the rest of the … more
This, of course, is the time of year for resolutions. These are notoriously easier to make than to keep, and I'm a prime offender in that respect. Still, I find resolution-making to be a useful … more
Q: I'm one of your southern Vermont readers (Wilmington). I enjoy learning about birds and am far from being an expert on their habits. Each winter, I have several feeders in my lilac tree just … more
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