Essay Archive

2017

Coming soon…


2016

Life happened, blogging did not.


2015

July 26 – Hammers and Hydrangeas (urban insects)

July 20 – Flight School (Canada geese)

July 14 – Summer Soundtrack (insects and amphibians)

July 5 – British Invasion, Part I (English house sparrows)

June 29 – Comeback (great egret)


2014

Life happened, blogging did not.


2013

March 19 – Goodness Knows (cicadas)


2012

November 22 – Runner-up (wild turkey)

October 28 – Brewhaha (salamanders)

September 16 – Size Matters (bird beaks)

August 26 – Damsels and Dragons… (damselflies and dragonflies)

July 1 – Hot and Cold (warm-blooded and cold-blooded species)

June 24 – Barnstormers (barn swallows)

June 17 – Prodigal Sons… and Daughters (mountain lions)

June 10 – Social Network (social insects)

May 20 – Roadside Attraction (wildlife and roads)

May 6 – Border Battles (animal territories)

April 29 – Hops-itality (frogs)

April 22 – Bright-eyed and Brushy-tailed (brushytail possum)

April 15 – Tangled Up in Blue (Eastern bluebird)

March 4 – Village Voice (songbirds)

February 19 – Urban Development (raccoons)

February 12 – Us Against the World (coyotes)

February 5 – Snow Birds (snowy owls)

January 29 – Oasis (attracting urban wildlife with water)

January 21 – Running Start (grebes, coots, and loons)

January 14 – Stick in the Mud (red-eared sliders)

January 7 – Winter Haven (ladybugs)

January 1 – Drummer Boy (pileated woodpeckers)


2011

December 10 – Long Winter’s Nap (hibernation, aestivation, and torpor)

December 3 – Nutcracker Suite (seed-eating songbirds)

November 26 – Leftovers (scavengers)

November 19 – Big Mouth (garter snakes)

November 12 – Mystery Chef (barred owls)

November 6 – Some Privacy, Please! (nesting birds)

October 29 – Scary-Smart (common raven)

October 22 – New Perspectives (nuthatches)

October 15 – Shell Game (box turtles)

August 27 – Summer Stock (killdeer)

August 20 – Skywriter (garden spider)

August 13 – Sunspots (American goldfinch)

August 6 – Patois (sparrow dialects)

July 30 – You Haul (Eastern chipmunks)

July 23 – Sparks (fireflies)

July 16 – Long Time No See (green anoles)

July 9 – Nocturne (Northern mockingbird)

July 2 – Thanks for Noticing (praying mantis)

June 25 – Free-tailed Funnel Cloud (Mexican free-tailed bats)

May 21 – Into Thin Air (wood ducks)

May 14 – On the Half-Shell (nine-banded armadillos)

May 7 – Meow Mix-up (gray catbird)

April 30 – When the Wind Blows (wildlife rehabilitation)

April 23 – Second (and third, and fourth) Acts (monarch butterflies)

April 16 – Track & Field (Eastern cottontails)

April 9 – Waste Management (vultures)

April 2 – Bearly Spring (black bears)

March 26 – Still Life (great blue heron)

March 19 – Like Cats… and Dogs (red fox)

March 12 – No Particular Place to Go (snails)

March 5 – Appalachian Spring (American robins)

February 24 – Froggy Goes A-Courtin’ (frogs)

February 12 – Sentry Duty (jays)

February 1 – Hide and Seek (meadow voles)

January 16 – Headbanger (downy woodpecker)

January 4 – Pole-sitters (red-tailed hawks)


2010

December 17 – R-E-S-P-E-C-T (opossums)

December 8 – King of the Road (striped skunks)

December 1 – Wobbling Waxwings (cedar waxwings)

November 23 – The Urge for Going (Canada geese & migration)

November 19 – When a Mess is a Nest (tree squirrel nests)

November 15 – Blinded by the Light (light pollution & migratory birds)

Nov 11 – First Post: It’s Not Just Habitat for Humanity (urban ecosystems)