Pine Grosbeak Feeding Observation

Recently I saw mentioned that Pine Grosbeaks prefer the seeds and often don’t eat the whole berries when foraging on Mountian Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) berries. This is contrast to American Robins, Varied Thrushes, and Bohemian Waxwings – other species seen around here that eat the whole fruit. I have seen Pine Grosbeaks eating Mountain Ash … Read more

Townsend’s Solitaire

While walking along Lincoln Street in the snow hoping to find a good look at the Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks flocks that were moving around the neighborhood, I happened to notice a couple of people behaving in a way that signaled to me they were probably looking at something I might find interesting, quite … Read more

Lost in Luzulas

Small-flowered Woodrush (Luzula parviflora) along Indian River I was going to post some pictures from last weekend and write a note about the record snows we had in November, but ended up getting distracted by Luzulas on the wiki. In particular, I was looking at collections of Luzula piperi and Luzula wahlenbergii. Noticed a couple … Read more

Recent (and not so recent) Activities

Kulichkof (a.k.a. 6 Mile) Rock It’s obviously been quite some time since I posted regularly. I’ve enjoyed going through the “on this date in…” posts in the sidebar since I installed the widget some time back (it appears I currently have no December 2nd entries from prior years – so I guess this will make … Read more