Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nature Notes

Three new migrants arrived on the Farm today. First, we noticed the Orioles. Once again, it was Richard who picked them out. The Baltimore Oriole arrived. Melanie immediately began thinking of putting out Oranges cut in half or Jellies. Then Richard had that far off look as he scanned the Austrees: "The Orchard Orioles are back!"

In the afternoon, I was in the Flower Garden. To my surprise, I saw my 1st Monarch Butterfly. "How far did you come?"

I checked into the Cornell University Website: All About Birds. If you have not checked it out and have an interest in Birds, you should. What an amazing resource.

Baltimore Orioles winter in Florida, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Orchard Orioles winter in Central America and the very northern tip of South America. What those wings have seen.

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