Signs of Spring

Sugar Pable

Sugar Maple tree buds

With winter coming to a close and spring coming at us, I figured it has been about time for me to do a post on the sure signs of spring!  Sorry for the lower picture quality, I have recently got a new computer and have not gotta photo shop on it yet. Continue reading


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New York State Young Birders Club

Is this the final one?

Logo of the New York State Young Birders Club

The New York Start Young Birders Club is looking for more active members that are interested in birding. Continue reading


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Memorial to the best dog ever

The best dog ever

Our dog Lily that we recently put down

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Flying away in the hand

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher taking off

Small collection of some birds that I have taking off in the hand or trying to fly away while being held! Continue reading


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Baltimore Oriole

This is mon@rch and since Young Naturalist J has been computer less for the past few months . . . I have decided to post a few of his Baltimore Oriole pictures that he took in Ohio.
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Wildlife Wednesday

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone picture from 2005

Got a picture of this Ruddy Turnstone a few years back, sorry about the low resolution, it was an older camera!
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A Walk in the Creek

Creek flowing down path
Flooded path going down to the creek

With the foot of snow that we got last week and the rising temperatures, I knew there was going to be some snow melting in some of the local creeks. I will admit on the way down to the creek that I wasn’t expecting for there to be five inches of melting snow on the ground. I quickly realized that I was going to get wet with a small creek flowing under the snow that was on the path down into the creek. Continue reading


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Wildlife Wednesday [video]

Our dogs Lilly and Oliver playing in the snow Continue reading


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Let it snow let it snow let it snow!

Snow falling
Snow falling from the sky

After seeing the news on Friday about a snow storm coming out way our way, I immediately thought “Hey! There is something to blog about!” I went outside Saturday night when it starting snowing and took some pictures. We were getting about an inch/hour of snow and after 36 hours it quickly accumulated. Here in western New York we have not been getting much snow this year, so I was pretty excited. Continue reading


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What we can do to slow Global Warming

Wind Power
Construction of some Wind turbines by monarch

Global warming is having a negative impact on today’s ecosystem. It is caused when greenhouse gases mix with our clouds and solar radiation is then reflected off of the earth’s surface. The sun isn’t heating the air but heating the earths surface which is then warming the earth by winds and water currents. THE GLOBE IS GETTING WARMER!! The molecular structure of the clouds is composed of elements methane, water vapor, ozone and carbon dioxide the elements push back the radiation that comes from the ground and the process continues over and over and over. Continue reading


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