Tag Archives: Birds

Let’s be friends

“Josh Williams sings Mark Mathewson’s ‘Mordecai’ at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival at Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC on May 5, 2011. During this song, a small bird lands on Josh’s guitar while he’s singing. Watch his reaction as … Continue reading

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Synergy and life

One of the reasons I love birds is because they prove, for anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear, the limitations of mechanistic philosophy and the impoverishment of reductionist perspectives in science. Paul Klee, “The Twittering Machine”(Die … Continue reading

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Getting started with bird identification

Use your copy of Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds (see previous introduction) to identify the bird described in each numbered question below. This exercise will help you become more familiar with the contents and layout of Peterson’s Guide. Tip: Look … Continue reading

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Roger Tory Peterson

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 3-4 days (not necessarily in a row). One of the best entrées into the living world around us is watching birds. Birds are so very much alive, and their presence is a vital part … Continue reading

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Getting started – Biology

In 2011-12 we’re going to adopt a nature study approach to biology! We’ll meet on Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept 12. Occasionally, we’ll fall back to either Friday morning or Saturday morning, particularly when there are field trips. I’d … Continue reading

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Wedding music

25 years! I fell in love with Candace the first time I saw her as I listened to her sing, and ever since she has brought wonderful music into my life. At our wedding, held outdoors near a wooded stream … Continue reading

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