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At the park: 92

From my summary report to the team: As for predation by the snakes, I wouldn’t move any of the boxes just on the evidence of this season. Last year it was boxes #1 and #3 where we had a problem; … Continue reading

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At the park: 88

We bounced back from the dismal 2015. From my final report to the team: It seems like every year I get this final report put together later and later. At any rate, this was a much more successful nesting year … Continue reading

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At the park: 79

Not a great-looking set of data for 2015. We’ll get ’em next year.

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Tamed

Today’s not his birthday, but hats off anyway to Frederick Vernon Coville, commercializer of blueberries. Happy Bday to man who tamed #blueberry! http://t.co/oRgzpeFQPg Image via @NYBG http://t.co/bvwVaMp1BE @FieldBookProj pic.twitter.com/QZydwnbj1I — BHL (@BioDivLibrary) October 3, 2014

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What do you see?

ᔥ Language Log

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At the park: 69

We wrapped up the nesting season two weekends ago. The Wood Ducks bounced back after a couple of slower years. I’ve noticed a pattern recently: not only do the Hooded Mergansers get started earlier, but overall they tend to fledge … Continue reading

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At the park: 61

Paul and I checked all the boxes last week and counted eggs for the remaining three nests. Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) was in bloom, attended by various pollinators and other hangers-on. The Hooded Mergansers continue to be more successful in … Continue reading

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Proposed screening

Our friend Lizzi writes: So I will start by confessing that this IS a mass email asking you to support a good cause, but please read because all I am really asking you to do is sign up to see … Continue reading

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News of the weird

A new season of nature blogging, and I’m thinking I should jazz up the brand a little bit, maybe add a little more sizzle. Something like this: Generated by the PULP-O-MIZER ↬ The Endeavour

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At the park: 51

I finally got my recordkeeping caught up for the Wood Duck/Hooded Merganser nesting season. Heck, most of these birds are probably on their way to Florida and points south by now. The birds made good use of the boxes this … Continue reading

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August: Osage County: an update: 2

To illustrate my point about Deon’s word choices, here’s a word cloud of his entire text, common words omitted and one possessive collapsed.

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Upcoming: 31

Join the (first?) area Cricket Crawl on 24 August, a census of late summer crickets and katydids.

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Calling all botany geeks

I invite you to participate in the development of a Q&A site for questions about botany. The site would be part of the successful Stack Exchange network, of which Stack Overflow is the flagship. One of the features of a … Continue reading

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At the park: 45

Some late-season nesting activity led to some late-season recordkeeping, so here we are in October with final results for the spring nesting season of Hooded Merganser and Wood Duck at Huntley Meadows Park. We took five boxes down that had … Continue reading

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Oh, please

One of the web’s minor annoyances are those ads from “people finder” web sites that pop up on Google’s search results page whenever there’s an iota of a chance that you are searching for someone by name. It matters not … Continue reading

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