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Q: We have noticed that birds don't come to our metal bird feeders. I have spoken with others who say the same thing. Any idea why they don't like metal feeders?— Joyce, Pittsfield, Mass.A: I … 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
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 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
Early on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 30, watch as the sun sets behind the western horizon. Then face the opposite direction and you'll soon spot the moon rising in the east.On that night, the moon's … more
With an epic Arctic freeze assaulting the eastern U.S., it's hard to think about gardening at all, let alone the effect a warming global climate might have on Berkshire horticulture. But that's … more
You stargazers can begin the new year with a celestial treat, but only if you're willing (and able) to rise before the sun. This week, four planets and the moon are performing a wonderful planetary … more
Q: Just saw [at] 10 a.m. at my feeder a new bird — sparrow/junco-sized; light gray body, darker gray wings, a pink, not red cap and a straight pointy beak. I looked online and in my field … more
READER COMMENTSBox Elder BugsI was plagued with box elder bugs until I figured out they were coming in through cracks in my sunroom's foundation. There would be hundreds in there, too many to vacuum … more
I really enjoy the beginning of a new year. It's always brimming with hope and optimism, as well as endless lists of resolutions we swear we're going to attack but only work toward for a few days at … more
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