Jack McShane has bid Adieu to his monthly Gazette column Field Notes after 12 years of faithful contributions chronicling the wildlife observed on his Bussey Hollow property, interspersed with his reminiscences and personal philosophies on the relationship of human life to the natural world, and on life in general
Another bird which we have taken note of—or he of us—is a really beautiful male Baltimore oriole, and now that Ladybird has taken to her family duties, he has taken to hanging around, but not attacking—just apparently admiring the reflection of himsel
Handfeeding a few pretty brazen chickadees I have taken note that once their beak is full they then launch off in search of an appropriate tree branch to land on and disect the sunflower seed.
Take my memorable incidents that occurred back in my surfing days: One was when I was joined by a friendly porpoise when surfing a lonely beach down in Peru, unforgettable and quite fond.
The effort to get the usually shy and suspicious denizens of our forests to show up and pose for a picture can take effort, some knowledge of where they might show up, and of course a full dose of good luck……………..