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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
This is the season when wintry weather drives us indoors. It's a time for pondering landscape improvements. It's also the time of year when elevated utility bills forcibly remind us of the cost of … more
Q: I read your column regularly and always enjoy learning new things from you. We have a bird feeder on our back deck, and I love to watch the birds (and squirrels) who come to eat at our feeder in … 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
PLAINFIELD — Trees surround Jennifer Lee's rustic home, but harvesting their bark for the baskets populating her shelves isn't an on-demand activity."There's a season to taking the bark off a … more
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
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