Notes from the Land

What About Woodpeckers?

Go for a hike in any wooded area and you are bound to see holes in trees. Some may be from branches that have died and fallen off, some may be from one tree falling and hitting another, but many are probably from the percussion section of nature’s band: the woodpecker. 

Categories: Birds, Education, Notes from the Land, Seasonal

Onward, Into the Light!

Even though winter is in full swing, daylength is increasing each day. Learn about how the photoperiod plays an important role in every aspect of the natural world.

Categories: Notes from the Land, Seasonal

Embracing the Dark

When the late fall and winter dark arrives, most of us retreat into our homes, cozy with warmth and family at this time of year. And yet, there is that other half of day that is mysterious and quiet and has its own set of sounds and smells.

Categories: Notes from the Land

Birds in the Heartland: Aerial Insectivores

Float up, dive down, quick turn, out and back from the twig perch. Graceful, flowing, surprising in their agility as they move through space. This describes the aerial acrobatics of a group of birds that hunt for food “on the fly.” What are they looking for? Any winged or flying insect that would make a… Continue Reading Birds in the Heartland: Aerial Insectivores

Categories: Animals, Birds, Insects, Notes from the Land

Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. … Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”– Henry David Thoreau Autumn 2010 It’s a partly cloudy morning, temperatures are hovering around 35 degrees,… Continue Reading Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

Categories: Land Management, Notes from the Land, Plants, Seasonal

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