From the Archives: Nesting Material Dispenser for Spring Birding

This post was originally published in 2011, we’ve recreated it every year since. Enjoy scouting for colorful nests the birds have made with your materials!  -Regina @ ChalkinMyPocket Some of the most spoiled birds in the northeast live right in my backyard. During the past few months we’ve faithfully provided gourmet food , braving ice and snow to access the feeding station. Claire spends hours snug in her … Continue reading From the Archives: Nesting Material Dispenser for Spring Birding

A Rhinocerous in our BACKYARD!

Ok, so my title is slightly misleading, but still — check out this awesome beetle we found outside! You know the bug is big when you can HEAR it crawling around under the leaf litter: What a great find! If you were wondering, it’s a beetle in the dynastinae family, a rhinoceros beetle. Just check out that horn, if you’ve found a cooler beetle, I … Continue reading A Rhinocerous in our BACKYARD!