Baltimore Orioles in the backyard

A great week observing spring bird migration.  One of the backyard highlights were 5 Baltimore Orioles that arrived Tuesday and are still here.  Tina filled the grape jelly containers, cut up some oranges and bought some mealworms (Offering mealworms to...

Buckthorn Busting

The St. Paul Audubon Society put together a team of twelve to help 220 other volunteers pull Buckthorn from Snail Lake Regional Park.  Ramsey County sent in teams prior to the event to cut bushes through out the park and our job was to drag the debris out to the...

View from Rattle Snake Point

Spent the weekend in Frontenac at a Yoga retreat with my wife and some friends.  On Sunday afternoon, we hiked up to Rattle Snake Point at the far north end of Frontenac State Park.  Fall colors were awesome, the weather was summer like and we hiked with our...

Backyard Birding

Our back yard birding had another surprise yesterday. A pair (or adult and kid) of Scarlet Tanagers paid us a visit for several hours while they rested and fed on the suet, oranges, seed and worms. They really are one of the most beautiful birds in North America and...