Monthly Archives: February 2014

Life Lists

Life lists are written documentations of things seen and identified.  If you’re a birder you keep a list of birds you’ve personally seen.  If you’re a railroad enthusiast, you keep up with what trains companies you’ve seen going down the … Continue reading

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Bobwhite Quail

A sound once common in our area is the unmistakable call of a Bobwhite quail (Calinus virginianus), a game bird whose population has suffered locally because of habitat loss.  It is a small bird, averaging around 11 inches long with … Continue reading

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Hemlock

The hemlock is one of my favorite trees because of its huge size and that it grows along fast moving mountain springs and creeks that are usually picturesque and nice places to visit.   The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is … Continue reading

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