A Sign of Spring

Wednesday, April 11, 2018,

It’s Spring. According to the calendar, it’s been SpringĀ  for about three weeks, but for many of us here on Long Island, it hasn’t really felt like Spring. Even just yesterday, we had a possibility of snow. But now, it seems like maybe Spring has finally caught up to the calendar. I make no promises. I don’t trust in Spring till April becomes May. I can still remember an April blizzard, but I have grown old(er) and jaded. Try not to let this happen to you kids. In the meantime. it really does appear that Spring has indeed sprung. Here are two pics of a Robin I saw at Sweetbriar Nature Center. Judging by the dirt on his bill, I’d say he’s convinced. JK.



Saturday, October 7, 2017,


These pics were taken back in August. I just never got around to posting them till today. I was strolling the grounds of Sweetbriar Nature Center when I saw this Butterfly Bush that was covered with butterflies, mostly Monarchs and Black Swallowtails. But, as you can see in the photo above, there were a few Skippers around as well. JK

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White-Breasted Nuthatch

Monday, January 16, 2017,

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These pics were taken in November at Sweetbriar. I am almost always behind in posting my pics. In fact, I still have some summer pics that are still waiting to be posted.

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This handsome devil is a White-breasted Nuthatch. Besides their looks and their rather nasal call, Nuthatches have another distinguishing feature. They have the curious habit of working their way down a tree in their search for insects. Most other birds work their way up trees. Nuthatches are individualists. Plus sometimes they make for some cool pics. JK