Could the East Coast Burn Up Too?

In what amounted to the deadliest week of wildfires in California’s history last month, at least 42 people died in the state’s northern Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, and Mendocino counties. The fires wiped out more than ...

Your Neighborhood Wren

A tiny backyard friend with unmistakable allure. As the sun broke through the rain clouds recently, a Carolina wren sat on the arm of a wooden yard chair next to our big forsythia bush, singing for all he wa...

Grassland Birds in Peril

We’ve had an early spring this year. First, it was crocuses and daffodils in February, and then early forsythia and other flowering trees in March. We know the grass is not far behind. Migratory birds are on th...

Hawk Awareness Produces High Drama

Maintaining a bird feeder close to the house can be fun and educational for kids—a great hobby for older folks and entertaining for everybody. But it’s easy to forget it’s not a show, but real life, with someti...