Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch is a series of monthly stories by Honorary Director Marian Harman. Marian has been writing these since 1990! We’re delighted to feature her new stories here to share with you!

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – April 2023

May 8, 2023

Spring Migration For ardent birdwatchers, nothing can be more exciting than seeing the first spring migrants. First to come in February are the blackbirds, red-winged blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds. Next

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – March 2023

April 4, 2023

Spring Pools Spring has sprung in a way typical of New England: on and off rain, alternating warm and cold days, occasional spits of snow. This is the time of

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2023

March 7, 2023

Happy Spring? Lately, I’ve been having fun writing poetry, mostly about my walks. They are “prose poems”, they have no rhyme and no meter. In this free form, I can

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – January 2023

February 11, 2023

Winter has finally arrived. When the snow flies so do the birds, arriving at our feeders in larger numbers. We get many different little brown birds that on quick inspection

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2022

January 6, 2023

Happy New Year! At this time of year, I like to review your wildlife reports from the past year. It has been a very different year in many ways. For

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – November 2022

December 6, 2022

The winter of 2022 is predicted to be an irruption year for grosbeaks, winter finches and red-breasted nuthatches. Lucky us! An irruption of birds occurs in winters when the cone

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