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New Stuff Tuesday – May 16, 2017

Super Hummingbirds Written by Janet Hess, Narrated by Patricia Clarkson QL 696 .A558 N38 2016 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor Did you know that a hummingbird’s heart beats more than 1,200 times in a minute? And that their tiny wings … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 14, 2014

The Passenger Pigeon by Errol Fuller QL696 .C6 F8 2015 New Arrivals, 2nd floor The Passenger Pigeon is one of my favorite species, even though it’s been extinct for exactly 100 years. Sadly, the last bird died in a Cincinnati … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: “Be a Better Bird Nerd”

I know, I know, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I used bird cams for Friday Fun. But I can’t resist another birds-on-the-brain entry! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology challenges you to be a better bird nerd! … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Birds

What better way to celebrate Friday and the weekend than by appreciating nature via bird cams! I’ve recently been enjoying the Texas Barn Owls, brought to us by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They should be fledging soon, in about … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 6, 2014

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring: Produced and Written by Neil Goodwin Browsing DVD QH545 .P4 R23 2007 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Rachel Carson wasn’t the kind of person to start a revolution. But that’s exactly what happened when she published her … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 15, 2013

Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology by Edwart H. Burtt, Jr. and William E. Davis, Jr. QL31 .W7 B87 2013 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Alexander Wilson first caught my attention when was when I was doing a literature … Continue reading

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Horicon Marsh Bird Festival, May 11-12, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Do you like the outdoors? Hiking? Birding? Well, go to the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival! The Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, a “Wetland of International Importance,” … Continue reading

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Visit the Hoard Historical Museum

Need a break this weekend? Visit the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson (401 Whitewater Avenue)! It’s open Tues through Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm. It’s free, but of course a modest donation would be most welcome.   There’s something there for nearly … Continue reading

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Hoo’s Woods Open House Sat June 11

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education,” is holding its annual open house on Sat., June 11th, from 10am-3pm. It’s free, but donations to support the … Continue reading

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Ah, birds singing of spring

Isn’t it lovely when the birdies sing of spring in the morning? You should listen! Turn off the cacophony of your phone, radio, TV, etc.! Now sit back, close your eyes, and just….listen. Try to filter out noise like cars. … Continue reading

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