Photo courtesy of Carol Flanagan... (Thanks, Carol!)
Always great to see blue skies in January.
The water you see drops to a trickle by summer.
The clove, by the way, might be the closest you'll come to a "Last of the Mohicans" setting this side of upstate New York. (Lenape native Americans wintered here 500 years ago.)
You can read more High Mountain posts here.
The Ring has 6 nubs...didn't find any spokes...it's about 10 lbs...severely oxidized..found it in under a foot of dirt about 75 ft from an 1856 Quackenbush-built farmhouse alongside the Bajor property.
Marianne Hermann believes it is a wheel from a corn husking machine. And she provided a link to a photo of one here.
Great detective work, Marianne!
I even have nice things to say about juncos.
It features a great pic of a male cardinal by Barbara Dilger (above).
The talk will feature three rare birds that Bond collected for science in the West Indies (including one now feared extinct) and ornithologist spies --
notably the American Museum of Natural History's James Chapin.
After the talk, I'll chat with Dr. Joseph Wunderle (right) of BirdsCaribbean, who has some amazing stories to tell.
(He once had lunch with Bond, and it changed his life.)
The details on how to register are here.
More about BirdsCaribbean here.