Field Notes

FIELD NOTES: SIGHTINGS AND PERUSINGS — February 2019

FIELD NOTES:  SIGHTINGS AND PERUSINGS — February 2019

From the kitchen window with coffee in hand, enjoying housebound comfort, I have observed some interesting winter wildlife interactions. With the flock of eleven turkey regulars………………………

FIELD NOTES: ANTHROPOMORPHIZING OUR WILD CRITTERS – January 2019

FIELD NOTES: ANTHROPOMORPHIZING OUR WILD CRITTERS - January 2019

By Jack McShane First Happy New Year to all my Homo sapien friends, and of course to all the wild critters out there. May you make it through the Winter struggle to enjoy the eventual warming of Spring. Calling a local coyote “Wiley Coyote” is my act of anthropomorphizing or giving him the human attribute…

: ADIRONDACKS / CATSKILLS – November 2018

:  ADIRONDACKS / CATSKILLS - November 2018

“The cams had not been checked for three weeks and displayed many critters including a family of coyotes, a nice 8 point buck not seen before, a medium- sized bear, a bobcat, a raccoon, wild turkeys, a lot of mice and an out-of-its-usual-habitat cottontail rabbit checking out our porch.”

FIELD NOTES: BE HAPPY – FOREST BATHE – October 2018

FIELD NOTES:  BE HAPPY - FOREST BATHE - October 2018

Just getting out into nature is enough to propel happiness. Plus local sightings during this season.

FIELD NOTES: WARRING INSECTS OR DANCING BEAUTIES? – September 2018

FIELD NOTES:  WARRING INSECTS OR DANCING BEAUTIES? - September 2018

Birds, deer and bear, and speculation on the prey-predator outcome.

FIELD NOTES: DISGRUNTLED BIRDS — August 2018

FIELD NOTES:  DISGRUNTLED BIRDS — August 2018

Jack is happy that the bluebirds, after a two year no-show, have returned.