Sam Crowe on March 28th, 2010

Now the difference two weeks makes this time of year is great: the phenological changes have been striking. Yesterday I was at Wadsworth and all sorts of taxa were up and about. The vegetation is greening up, and even clots of algae are forming in shallow water, all of which is now melted.(The appearance of […]

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Sam Crowe on March 21st, 2010

  As I write this Saturday morning, winter appears to have returned as a reminder that  mid-March around here is not immune from its influence. Temperatures are in the high twenties and the falling snow is accumulating. Fortunately, though, this act of meteorological petulance is not likely to last long, as temperatures will soon rise […]

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Sam Crowe on March 14th, 2010

I finally broke my winter birding drought by going out on Tuesday with friend Tim Wallace to begin my surveys at the Des Plaines River Wetlands Demonstration project at Wadsworth, Illinois (Lake County). I usually begin the spring water bird surveys in early March but so long as all the water is frozen there is […]

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  I am sure that everyone is enthralled with learning how the mind of the blogger works- what are the steps that lead to a given post. Well today (Saturday March 6), I started out on a post about red-tailed hawks, three of which came to my attention this week in interesting circumstances. As I […]

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