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Q There are no more pigeons in downtown Pittsfield. Where did they all go? I have been in business on North Street for 44 years and have not seen any for the last several years. I saw one single … more
This coming Friday is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to trees. Some will celebrate the day by participating in a community project, such as a commemorative tree planting, while others will demonstrate … more
Woodchucks, alas, are out and about. Fortunately I don't have lettuce or green beans for I saw my first one lounging in the sun April 11. It was looking relaxed and happy. It was not near my house, … more
It's rare that I find a book that is as useful, accurate and easy-to-read as Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, both on staff at the New England Wild Flower … more
Q: I live just north of Brattleboro, Vt. I read and enjoy your column in The Brattleboro Reformer. I enjoy watching the birds that come to my feeders and can identify many of them from what my … more
"Now what?" Many, many years ago that was a question my mother would ask whenever one of the neighbors called to inquire about my whereabouts. The answer was never good. Today, there are still people who ask … more
I recently got a new tool that I've been using to pick stems of forsythia and pussy willows. Stems of spring-blooming shrubs put in a vase with water will bloom earlier inside than they would outside … more
March has been ferocious. None of this "In like a lion, out like a lamb" business. The entire month has been a Tyrannosaurus Rex, if you ask me. I've done more roof-shoveling this month than I … more
Q: In the summer, watching birds clean their feathers is an everyday thing. Somewhere, I read that birds need to keep their plumage very clean in order to fly. I enjoy watching birds, but never see … more
If you have a low horizon to your west, you may have already spotted a couple of bright "stars" appearing in that direction just after sunset. Well, those aren't stars, but planets.After many months … more
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