Category Archives: Wild Life

SNOW GEESE IN MY LIFE

“It was the Snow Goose that I really had in mind when I designated us the Snowbirds-redux. Just the fact that the species has a mystic tie to the Aurora Borealis (which I long to experience now that we are … Continue reading

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GEESE PIECE

I was starting to get worried, but finally the Canada Geese are back. Thousands, maybe millions settling in for winter upon what I call our “bends.” The Otter Tail River spreads out across the street from our house and continues … Continue reading

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HOMELAND INVASION

  We are currently being invaded by small creatures. And not in the garden, which would be bad enough, but in the house – hundreds of live and dead bodies about the windows, climbing the walls, and all within our … Continue reading

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BUNNY LOVE

  My kindergarten teacher mother had a favorite book which she would read to her group of five-year-olds each year. And to me. Repeatedly. And so I grew up physically imbued and psychologically branded by the tale of “The Velveteen … Continue reading

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THE INTERLOPERS

Ooh! Aah! There’s the bunny! Yes. I admit it. I love to see the bunny. He nibbles and hippity-hops. He has a bunny way of chomping and chewing upon a long dandelion stalk: munch, crunch, crunch, down to the  bitter … Continue reading

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SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES

  I was one of many, exclaiming this past month, about the marvelous, eye-popping creatures buzzing about our local flowers here in Minnesota. What was that! In fact, I shrieked in amazement and delight one day, at my first encounter, … Continue reading

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BIRD BONANZA

  This was a very good week. After consulting the on-line hummingbird migration charts one month ago, I noted that they were on their way! Hurrah! I ferreted out the feeders from the jumble in the garage and soaked and … Continue reading

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