This spring a pair of robins made its nest on our porch, up in the rafters not far from our front door. We've had robins try start making nests on our porch in past years, but they seem to not like the location and never finish the nest. This year, the robins finished the nest and tended it. I … Continue reading Baby Robins Flew the Nest!
A few months ago I finally caved in and got myself a smartphone. I'd been putting it off for as long as possible, happy to be called a Luddite by my techier friends while I kept my cheapie flip phone for occasional calls and texts. But I upgraded phones* for my bike tour, and was … Continue reading 5 Free Apps for Exploring the Outdoors
I only just started to try to learn some birds this past spring, and I've only learned a few so far. But one of the nice things is that I now at least notice them more often, even if I can't identify them. The past week or two I've been noticing the most interesting, ethereal, pretty … Continue reading That Ethereal Sound
A big part of the reason that I have this blog is to get me (and you too, I hope!) more interested in the outdoors. I've never had an interest in birdwatching before; mostly, I just like to look down and check out the plants while I'm making sure that I don't trip and fall … Continue reading Beginning Birdwatching