Category Archives: Books

Armchair Birding

Lately there have been quite a few slow birding days around here. Spring migration is happening, but the birds are still just trickling through in dribs and drabs rather than pouring in. But what is pouring, today at least, is … Continue reading

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Ting Ting!

Big News! I’m so thrilled to share in the joy of a friend who has just had her first book published. Let me introduce you to Ting Ting, by Kristie Hammond. I’ve never met Kristie, but I’ve been reading her … Continue reading

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Hi, My Name is Kim and I’m a Bookaholic

You might be one too. Do you have books piled in every room of the house so you’ll always have something at hand to read? Do you keep a wish list on Amazon as a reminder of books you might … Continue reading

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I’m a Double Winner! (for today at least)

A few weeks ago there was a contest sponsored by Birds & Blooms Magazine and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. It involved answering questions about the movie “The Big Year”, starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. I entered … Continue reading

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You Need Some Vitamin N

That’s Vitamin N as in Nature, and most of us are deficient in it. There have been lots of books and articles written about the health benefits of ecotherapy lately, but many of them are supported primarily by anecdotal evidence … Continue reading

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Diversity and Tree-Hugging

I came across the website for the Fledging Birders Institute the other day, noticing that they’re preparing for a conference to promote diversity among birders. Here’s what they say in describing the reasons this is necessary: As of 2009, more … Continue reading

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