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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – July 2020

Do you have dandelions in your yard? Dandelions are despised by some and celebrated by others. I’m in the celebration camp. I consider dandelions to be beautiful, sunny and cheerful flowers, which are of great value to wildlife. I have a little book by Hilary Hopkins of Mass Audubon, titled Never Say It’s Just A

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – June 2020

Common Grackles Are your feeders dominated by grackles? Ours are too. Common Grackles are large birds, 11-13 inches long, with long beaks. Their coloring is black with a beautiful iridescent sheen of blue, purple and bronze. Their eyes are bright golden yellow. Surprisingly, though they are common and widespread, grackles are among those birds that

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2020

One of my favorite hobbies is collecting old bird and wildflower guides. Perhaps you have a passion for this type of old book too. Recently, I was fortunate to be given a wonderful old pocket bird guide by a Westford friend. The book is titled Land Birds   Bird Guide: Song and Insectivorous Birds East of

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