To all those interested in the natural world. Please add your sightings.

In the woods we return to reason and faith-Emerson


Saturday, January 3, 2015

1-3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker gets a high calorie bellyful at my suet feeder.
Sapsuckers are expanding their winter range north, mild winters - and perhaps feeders - have made them relatively common here. Twenty years ago to see one would be noteworthy. Now we have at least one in my neighborhood every winter.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Thursday, January 1, 2015


The variegated evergreen leaves of Spotted Wintergreen lent a bit of color to the woods on Black Mtn today.
And in a field off Black Mt Road 30 to 40 Robins were finding food on the ground. Robins are usually fruitiverous at this time of year, feeding on fruits and berries in thickets and treetops.
The relatively open winter this year has made life easy for birds.
Spotted Wintergreen