Celery Farm Cleanup is April 1

The Celery Farm cleanup is April 1, and that's no joke.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the end of Green Way for a few hours of active conservation. We hope you will join us to spruce up the preserve. Many hands make light work!

Marsh Warden Mike Limatola is the Coordinator, 201-739-8062 or mike.limatola@gmail.com.

Rain date is April 2, 2017.


Grand Canyon Part VII: One Last Mystery

1-DSCN0313Saw this outside of Sedona. Could not decide if this was from a Javelina or a color-blind Leprechaun.

Can you help?  You have to admit it's strange. Colorful, but strange.

Patty's brother Thom asked if  I would post some photos from trip, so the past seven Grand Canyon posts are his fault.

You will be relieved to hear that this concludes the Grand Canyon segment of this blog. I promise.

This is as high as I can count in Roman numerals.


Send Me Your Birdy 30 Totals by 6 p.m.

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Have had a great response to the Birdy 30 event, and hope to post the results tomorrow (Thursday) morning. To be included in the tally, please send me your totals by 6 p.m. today.

Above is a photo taken by Marianne Herrmann during her Birdy 30. I think it captures the snowy-day feeding frenzies many of us saw yesterday at our feeders at one time or another. (Thanks, Marianne!)


Woodcock Dancing in the Snow (Video)

(Reposted with music and more info)

The American Woodcock I accidentally flushed during Tuesday morning's snow returned later in the day and put on a show. I shot this from the window -- have never seen one from our window overlooking the Celery Farm before.

The video is only 14-15 seconds, so watch away! 

I tried to add music, which has since magically appeared. I believe it is called "Hot Swing," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

The woodcock hung around for much of the day. Gotta love that walk (dance?).