Mar 152017
 
Video - Bird Sounds

Whether they are calling, fussing, humming, begging for food, or singing to find a mate, birds can make an amazing variety of sounds. Some bird song is considered to be a beautiful sound that can be compared to music, while other birds produce what can only described as “noise”. Other birds are masters of impersonation.

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Oct 142014
 
End of Summer Urban Wildlife Recap

Its been a busy summer. I didn’t get out as often as I would have liked—it seems real life kept getting in the way. A number of special projects I had in mind for this summer will have to be put off until next year. But that’s ok, in spite of the obstacles I did

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May 282014
 
Journal - A Walk Through LLELA

Insects were the order of the day on this early May walk through the Lewisville Lake Environmental learning Area (LLELA). In the late summer and early fall there will be an abundance of large grasshoppers of every kind in places like this, but in the spring it is the tiny grasshopper nymphs that foreshadow the

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Aug 282013
 
Painted Bunting - A Flash of Color

There were a lot of Painted Buntings active in LLELA (the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area) on this Saturday morning. Surprisingly, the bright colors of the male bunting become muted at a distance and these birds can be a challenge to notice unless you are actively looking. Painted Buntings are also flighty little birds and

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Aug 132012
 
Journal - My Wish List Part 2: Birds

Dateline – August 13, 2012 Have you ever made a to-do list and included tasks that you had already completed, just so you could mark them off the list? I think everybody has done so at one time or the other. There is just something very satisfying about marking a job done well as finished.

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