Month: November 2009

A Golden Sighting

By Derek Stoner, Family Programs Coordinator Running late on Wednesday to meet up with William Ryan, director of Bucktoe Creek Preserve, I turned onto Sharp Road and witnessed a stunning sight overhead:  an immature Golden Eagle flying at treetop level, circling tightly in beautiful sunlight.  I pulled the car over, grabbed the camera, and snapped off some photos as the …

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“Winter” Hummingbirds, Part Two

By Derek Stoner, Family Programs Coordinator Continuing our story of wintering hummingbirds, the big question is: how do you attract one of these birds to your yard? During migration, these remarkable birds navigate through the landscape of suburbia and manage to find tiny a tiny oasis of habitat that can sustain their basic needs.  If an ideal location …

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