WOMEN AND BIRDS, A LASTING MARRIAGE

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A Hoosier, a birder, a conservationist, an “influencer” long before digital media… Gene Stratton Porter stands in a long, glorious line of women writers who knew, loved and helped protect nature. GSP wrote mainly books for young adults, rich with optimism and nature lore, often illustrated with her own photos of birds.  The new issue of Smithsonian has an article on her life… Continue reading WOMEN AND BIRDS, A LASTING MARRIAGE

MORE FIRSTS FOR THE YEAR

Originally posted on Towheeblog:
This past week two Purple Finch youngsters showed up in our garden.  First this year. Driving rural roads in Yamhill County now you can now see stark white and rich pink of feral plum trees declaring February is really spring. Songs can now be heard from House and Lesser Gold-finch, Song Sparrows, the mating call of flickers.  Those are species that… Continue reading MORE FIRSTS FOR THE YEAR