Aww, Beau, I didn’t mean it! You’re no beast but a beloved friend—and I just can’t resist a flashy title. … More
See Sammy Snack!
When Sammy the Snowy Egret visits the salt marsh for a snack, it’s easy to identify him even at a … More
Beau says “We’re Buds!”
You could have knocked me over with a Great Blue Heron feather when our frequent visitor, Beau, flew up onto … More
Meet My Favorite Migrant
I love a migrant and Ruby is her name… She flies to Costa Rica with no plane. Ruby, Ruby, small … More
Is this the world’s most beautiful goat?
Meet Lloyd, a gorgeously dappled, russet-coated goat, with the long, droopy ears that instantly identify him as a Nubian. I … More
Blue Boy is a new visitor this week, and he’s going to be one B-I-G Jay. You’ll be viewing some … More
How do Woodpeckers Peck Without Damaging Their Brains?
Woodpeckers have special foam linings in their skulls that cushion their brains, right? WRONG. This onetime ornithological hypothesis has become … More
Sweet Song of Summer
Walking round the garden, I hear him loud and clear. “Check…check…” he warns at first, before exploding in song: ”Conk-la-HDREEEEEEE!” It’s … More
East End Breakwater Light
It’s not easy being a lighthouse on America’s East Coast. None but enthusiasts seem to value them anymore. Here on … More
Taking the Air
Mid April. High fifties Fahrenheit. Ten mph. Out here on the beach are two parties. One guy with a camera. … More