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THIS IS THE TIME of year when my yard feels bursting with life, as the neighborhood welcomes eastern phoebes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, and broad-winged hawks back from their long migrations. At the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, where I wo…

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 5.

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WE’VE ALL heard the idiom, “The early bird gets the worm.” When it comes to invasive jumping worms, unfortunately, there are more than enough to go around. These invasive worms can consume excessive amounts of organic matter and leaf litter in a garden or forest, to the point that it becomes…

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The morning started promisingly enough, with two birds gobbling on the roost shortly after the first rays of light started to brighten the sky. Sitting in a ground blind tucked into a corner where a large field met an even larger woodlot — turkey decoys set up in front of us — excitement was…

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I’ll never forget the first time I received the results of a questionnaire about myself that was filled in by my kids, in honor of Mother’s Day. It’s always funny to see yourself through the eyes of a child — even when that child reports to their teacher that your favorite activity is “saying no.”

I’M OFTEN TEMPTED to peek at the eggs inside a phoebe’s nest when the parents leave it to forage for food. I’ve picked up a fallen robin’s egg shell and admired its delicate color and smoothness. I’ve marveled at the primal determination of the chick that pecked its way out of an egg to beco…