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Quick question

Have I ever told you how beautiful this city is? This is a view of the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory building, with the Bartholdi Fountain in the foreground.

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At the park: 80

Last Sunday at the Park was a work day to install wire fencing as a low-tech, low-impact means of exclosing beavers from some of the larger trees just above the new berm and water control structure. The idea is not … Continue reading

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Some icons

David Warsh pens a good piece, a longish read (with a surprise in it) about the twin careers of America’s best-known economists of the latter third of the 20th century, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. They first overlapped at the … Continue reading

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On deck: 14

Some great fat volumes in my future. Will Robert Caro even fit in my briefcase?

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And about that milk carton…

It turns out that here at NPR, we will edit anything, even a cartoon from The New Yorker. This exchange was posted on the 4th-floor bulletin board by the audio engineers’ mailboxes.

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Two artifacts

… one small, one large. Since I’ve started serving with Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, I am more attentive to equivalent efforts at the state level. The state of Ohio promotes a Wildlife Legacy Stamp. I bought one when … Continue reading

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Pearson Metropark

I did a little birding and naturalizing in this municipal park, a square of suburban woods and swamp. A few takeways: Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) does very well in this sandy soil that was once a lake bed. Great drifts … Continue reading

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Pipe Creek Wildlife Area/Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

My final van trip was led by Greg Miller and Drew Weber: we visited two sites in Erie County, with a side trip to a field across the road from the J. H. Routh Packing Co. to check out two … Continue reading

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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Spring is a few weeks behind us in D.C.: Spring Beauty is still in full bloom here in northwest Ohio. Ethan Kistler led the walk-drive through this park (which apparently came about because property values crashed when the nearby airport … Continue reading

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Decoy Marsh and Adam Grimm Prairie

We returned to the same wetland complex in Sandusky County that we visited Monday, this time circumambulating the Decoy Marsh restoration project with Ray Stewart and Drew Weber. Drew coached me through my lifer Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii). We got … Continue reading

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Magee Marsh: 2

I spent about an hour on the Magee Marsh boardwalk (I took a long time working out a Palm Warbler [Setophaga palmarum] that for once was not bobbing its tail because it was busy preening, not foraging), and then I … Continue reading

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Green Creek

Tom Kashmer and Katie Andersen led a canoe trip down the sleepy Green Creek to its mouth at Muddy Creek Bay. This body in turn flows with the Sandusky River into Sandusky Bay. At the start, we found it tricky … Continue reading

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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Very birdy. That’s perhaps the only way to describe Magee Marsh in spring migration. I picked up two lifers, Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea) and Tennesssee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)—perhaps the only two that I will find this trip. Many eyes and … Continue reading

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At the park: 76

I got the nest box monitoring team to stand in one place long enough for Rob to take a group photo.

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At the park: 75

From my most recent report of the nest box team’s activities: Lots of activity in the past two weeks! We have nests in 8 of the 16 boxes we are monitoring. We have often observed mixed clutches of Wood Duck … Continue reading

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