WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Henry David Thoreau’s writings include a sentence that is often quoted by naturalists and outdoor writers. “The bluebird carries the sky on his back” is one of my favorite Thoreau quotes. A well placed trailside bluebird box is one of easiest and most rewarding ways to do something good for … Continue reading Homes for Bluebirds on the Polly Ann Trail
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Wintery weather arrived early in Oakland County and with it came a flurry of bird feeding questions; among the top of the list were two questions. The first was actually more of a comment with a negative connotation, but I considered it an implied question: “Squirrels keep robbing seed from … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Feast – For the Birds
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY The distant din of traffic from M-24 and I-75 was barely audible when I heard a rather odd sound. It seemed to come from a small pond nestled away on the west side of Bald Mountain Road in Auburn Hills. It sounded something like a hoarse frog struggling to sing … Continue reading Hawk Woods – Not Just For The Birds!
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY With its brilliant royal blue back, and rusty-red brown breast there is no mistaking a male Eastern Bluebird. They are heralded as one of the first Oakland County birds of spring. Naturalists and writers have long associated the arrival of bluebirds with spring. On March 2, 1859, Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading Eastern Bluebirds On the Dawn of Summer
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