The Blackjacks are Dying

Wednesday June 7th 2017 Becky Emerson Carlberg Four squirrels, five turkeys, three crows, two bluebird and one indigo bunting formed this morning’s orchestra.  All of these are native year-round species found in Cross Timbers except one.  The indigo bunting spends its...

RALLY FOR THE EARTH

29 April 2017 Becky Emerson Carlberg Where would we be without mythology and our imagination?  Do you believe in spirits? Tonight is Hexannacht or Witches Night.  In Germany, the night of April 30th, directly opposite our Halloween, is when the witches and demons fly...

Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Winter Birdcount

February 1st 2017 Becky Emerson Carlberg Our small group rendezvoused in the dark at six in the morning at St. Gregory’s University.  It was a cold start, but warm car.  The sun began to climb into visibility as we drove to Pontotoc Ridge just south of Ada.  This...

A Cold, Snowy January Day

January 6th 2017 Becky Emerson Carlberg It is the twelfth day of Christmas.  Twelve drummers busily drumming all day long.  It is time to take down all Yuletide decorations, pack carefully and put in a safe place the next eleven months.  What a fitting way to have the...