Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

This tiny, but exquisite Harvester butterfly, that just visited my yard in James City County, has the only carnivorous caterpillar in North America...they eat aphids....what a wonderful example of the diversity of life on our planet! Brian Taber

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1,000th Bird at College Creek Hawkwatch

We track the passing of our 1,000th bird for the season at College Creek Hawkwatch, to see how our season is progressing, compared to our other seasons. Yesterday, we reached that mark at about the average time despite a cold winter and cold early spring...and not surprisingly, it was a Turkey Vulture, as they are at their peak movement now. We will begin seeing more Bald Eagles, Ospreys and hawks soon.
Brian Taber