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A Moment in Nature Great Horned Owl

“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages”. —Virginia Woolf

A Moment in Nature Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

“They say that we can reconcile this, put it in the past. They say that we can reconcile this, leave it behind us. It’s in our blood, in these fading memories. It’s in our blood, it’s in our… Read More

A Moment in Nature Volunteer Park Natural Wetlands Area

“It’s not only birds who struggle. We speak in metaphor of being “drawn like a moth to the flame,” and we see moths entranced and fluttering about our porch lights. But moths are not drawn to it, they… Read More

A Moment in Nature Yellow crowned Night Heron

“Then the sugar people had to irrigate to plant their cane. They back pumped their irrigation water into the lake, along with all the pesticides, fertilizer, dead cats and old boots that the water had absorbed. As the… Read More

A Moment in Nature Whiting Street Reservoir

All Trails

A Moment in Nature Bird Feeder

Why Cleaning Bird Feeders Matter

A Moment in Nature Bluebird

Mass Audubon Bird Houses

A Moment in Nature Wood Stork

“The average species persists for something like ten million years. Because this cycle of emergence/extinction has been in place for more than three billion years, vastly more species have been lost to extinction than exist today. Very infrequently,… Read More

A Moment in Nature Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge

“Love can’t cure a broken heart, but it can hold the two sides together while they heal ” –The Book Charmer a Novel by Karen Hawkins

A Moment in Nature Red-winged Blackbird

“The Everglades were always a topic, but now they promised to become more than that. They promised to become a reason for things, a central force in my existence at the beginning of my 80th year. Perhaps it… Read More

A Moment in Nature Everglades

“The source can be only the beginning in time and space, and the end is the future and the unknown. What we can know lies somewhere between.” The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Robert… Read More

A Moment in Nature Killdeer

“I threw myself into the delighted atmosphere of the moment with great joy.” The Mermaid and The Bear by Ailish Sinclair