At the Edge of a Parking Lot Drive over the little bridge to the town parking lot on Rock City Road, and you will find at its borders a wonderful garden -- full of color and burgeoning life.
An Elfin Visitor in the Kitchen It was quite late, three o’clock AM to be exact, when I became aware of a rustling sound over the kitchen window, above the sink.
short-tailed shrews are exceedingly common in the Northeast,
many country dwelling people think they have never seen
Beautiful Bird from the West Who Came to Stay
you had lived in Woodstock, New York sixty years ago,
you couldn't have had the pleasure of viewing the delightful
house finch from your living room window.
Shy Serpent of Overlook Mountain
sultry July afternoon, a hiker climbs on the southern
slope of Overlook Mountain. He pauses for breath, and
notices movement in a pile of leaves directly before
him. It is fortunate that he does not tread on that
pile, for it hides a large, poisonous snake, the timber
of Oak Forests
The eastern blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata, is
a passerine or perching bird, a member of the family
that also includes magpies and crows.
sultry, summer afternoon, I stood on a grimy subway
platform in Greenwich Village, in a throng of weary,
hot commuters. One by one, as we became aware of an
amazing sight, grim faces softened and smiles appeared.
Fearless Fellow in Evening Attire
In his glossy black fur trimmed with gleaming white
stripes, the skunk looks like a portly gentleman in
evening clothes as he walks slowly across the road in
Singing Cat in the Hedgerow
The "gray catbird," Dumetella carolinensis,
is a member of the mockingbird family, which also includes
Songster of Springtime
One night, when the weather was
astonishingly warm for March, I went out with my new
friend Judy to listen to the Spring Peepers.
The American woodcock is a plump, short-legged bird
of the sandpiper family a shore bird that doesn't
spend time at the beach!
What an engaging little creature the chipmunk is, and
how easily tamed!
Glory of our Native Sugar Maple
sugar maple, also known as Acer saccharum, rock or hard
maple, is a magnificent tree; not only beautiful to
look at, it provides us with wonderful gifts year round.