Monthly Archives: August 2010

What is this?

Give Up? Keeping with the Berry theme,  this is the bloom of the cranberry (Genus: Vaccinium).  Legend has it that early european settlers saw the blooms and thought it resembled the head and neck of a crane (double click on … Continue reading

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A Wild Blueberry Preserve

I was expecting tall blueberry bushes when I showed up for a tour of the Benson Place Wild Blueberry Farm in Heath, Mass., sponsored by Valley Land Fund (VLF).  What I saw were beautiful fields of low bush blueberries, only … Continue reading

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I have fallen in love…with the American Oystercatcher!

After watching a couple of Oystercatcher families, I am smitten!  An Audubon guide described them as a hefty bird wearing a tuxedo and smoking a carrot.  Wonderful.  From what it looks like the fledglings have black eye bands but the … Continue reading

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Off to Cape May

Well, I know that I said I live in Western Massachusetts, so you’d expect a lot of wildlife from there but I’ve been traveling this summer so here are some pics and video of an incredible Nature Conservancy preserve in … Continue reading

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Seals off Truro

I was down on Cape Cod and got this quick video of the seal colony on a spit of sand bar off Truro. There were hundreds of seals.  This is what is bringing up the great white sharks.

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