Showing posts from June, 2012

Coming up: Birds and Butterflies in West Texas

From Oak Harbor, Ohio, Kenn writes:   In a few weeks, we're going to be in very different surroundings: the rugged, beautiful, fascinating Trans-Pecos region of Texas.  Specifically, we'll be in Marathon, Texas, taking part in the first "Birds and Butterflies" event there, July 19-22, 2012.  Here's a poster for the event that we grabbed off the internet ... it looks better at full size. Our friends Heidi Trudell and Matt York, superb naturalists who are now based in the Marathon area, helped to get us involved.  They introduced us to the management of the historic Gage Hotel, which is hosting the event.  There will be field trips focusing on both birds and butterflies, social evening, hummingbird banding demonstrations with Kelly Bryan, the nature artwork of Gerald Sneed, and other attractions. I'll be giving a keynote talk on the 21st. Kimberly and I are looking forward to some fabulous birding. That region of Texas has a fascinating mix of western a
Like birds? Then you're sure to like this! This fabulously fun video features people who really like birds!  The video was filmed during the Biggest Week in American Birding.  Directed by Birds & Blooms magazine and produced by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it is sure to bring a smile to your face.  Enjoy! AWESOME BIRD VIDEO!