Homes for Bluebirds on the Polly Ann Trail

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

Eastern Bluebirds On the Dawn of Summer

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