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A reader asks, "Is there any truth to a salmonella epidemic at bird feeders in Berkshire County?" NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith finds out if we should be taking down our bird feeders right now.
PITTSFIELD — He loved to munch on dandelions and bananas, liked to frolic on the front lawn of the Berkshire Museum, and even let staffers wax…
Naturewatch columnist Thom Smith answers readers' questions about hummingbirds and ticks and provides on update on the status of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Q: We live in Hancock in a fairly secluded, woodsy area with very few houses nearby. I'm thinking about getting a bird feeder this summer and …
STOCKBRIDGE — A sure sign that spring has arrived in the Berkshires is the “deafening chorus” of spring peepers.
Did you know that domestic cats kill about 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion small mammals each year? NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith explains how keeping cats indoors is beneficial for birds and the cats.
If you're getting out to enjoy this warm weather, columnist Thom Smith wants to remind you that any day above 35 degrees is tick weather.
My favorite new March quotation is by Clarence Fanto in the March 1 edition of The Berkshire Eagle, "Around here, at least until May, spring is more of an aspiration than a reality — a guest who pops in for a day or two, then beats a hasty retreat as winter refuses to hit the exits."
Learn to identify common feeder birds with these helpful tips and identifying features.
Learn how to identify these scavengers of the Berkshires with Thom Smith.