Cold and calm before daybreak. The moon is an orange sliver visible just above the treeline. Four pairs of eyes shine back at us from the Mitchell's lower field, a small herd of deer that survived 2020.
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First walk of the new year. Clear, calm, 24F. A bright waning gibbous moon hangs in the western sky. Venus shines in the southeast before dawn. The ground is bare of snow; frost crystals sparkle on the brown leaves.
Bluebirds are the first to visit the bird feeders before sunrise.
A week ago--on a coldish January day--a small flock of robins ate all the berries from one winterberry shrub in our yard. They flew off as q...
My favorite snake was sunning itself in our driveway around midday. The small, docile northern brown snake ( Storeria dekayi dekayi ) is a c...
The oldest known hardwood tree in North America--at 700 years old--is a black gum tree tucked away in a hummocky swamp in southern New Hamps...
The Pearl Crescent. That sounds like a ship that Captain Jack Sparrow might commandeer in the Caribbean. But this pearl is in our backyard a...