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Thursday, November 15, 2007

November 15, 2007

About two weeks ago, USA Today ran a story about Citizen Science featuring NBNC's Monarch Tagging Program. Click here to view the article.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November 14, 2007

An interesting pair of moths was observed today at the Nature Center. Adults of the Bruce Spanworm, Operophtera bruceata, were found mating. The female of this species, oddly enough, is wingless. In the photos below, the male is pictured on the left and the female on the right.

Monday, November 12, 2007

November 12, 2007

Bohemian Waxwing - photo by Larry Clarfeld
A flock of at least 100 Bohemian Waxwings spent the better part of the day hanging around the Nature Center, and feeding on fruits from Winterberry Holly and Crabapple. A Brown Creeper was also seen at NBNC, and Pine Grosbeaks have been sighted in many towns around Montpelier. Also be on the lookout for a Barred Owl that has been seen during the day recently on East Hill Road in Middlesex.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

November 11, 2007

During a walk around Berlin Pond, Chip sighted Common Loon, Ring-necked Duck, Common and Hooded Merganser, and Common Goldeneye. Farther north, Larry observed a Barred Owl perched on a telephone line outside Shelburne Farms during the early afternoon.

Friday, November 9, 2007

November 9, 2007

A lone Grackle was seen at the Nature Center.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November 3, 2007

Bohemian Waxwings continue to be seen down along the North Branch where they are feeding on honeysuckle fruits. White-crowned Sparrows and American Tree Sparrows are also being seen at the Nature Center.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 1, 2007

A large flock of 18 plus Bohemian Waxwings were seen down by the river this afternoon. The birds were resting in the tops of the trees and not actively feeding.