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Q: I live in Lanesborough, where we have a small pond. We are frequently visited by a kingfisher, coming to eat the crayfish and goldfish... [Read More]
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... [Read 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... [Read 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... [Read More]
A reader comment: I had a bear attack my sunflower feeder Feb. 22. Caught this big guy on my trail cam on Feb. 21 at... [Read More]
Who would have thought of a lionfish on a dinner plate in the 1980s, other than coastal regions of the warm, tropical waters of the... [Read More]
Last weekend, as I was refilling the hulled sunflower seed feeder, two rival male black-capped chickadees began their spring rivalry. Hidden from sight within the... [Read More]
Q: I read your column regularly and always enjoy learning new things from you. We have a bird feeder on our back deck, and I... [Read More]
Q: We have noticed that birds don't come to our metal bird feeders. I have spoken with others who say the same thing. Any idea... [Read More]
Q: I'm one of your southern Vermont readers (Wilmington). I enjoy learning about birds and am far from being an expert on their habits. Each... [Read More]
Q: Just saw [at] 10 a.m. at my feeder a new bird — sparrow/junco-sized; light gray body, darker gray wings, a pink, not red cap... [Read More]
READER COMMENTSBox Elder BugsI was plagued with box elder bugs until I figured out they were coming in through cracks in my sunroom's foundation. There... [Read More]
There is still time to gift someone a bird feeder, seed and a shepherd's hook or other mounting system, especially if the recipient is home-bound... [Read More]
Q: How will climate change with warmer winters affect bears' pregnancies if they do not hibernate? Aren't the young born before mama leaves the den... [Read More]
Who would have thought of a lionfish on a dinner plate in the 1980s, other than coastal regions of the warm, tropical waters of the... [Read More]
 Q: While raking leaves, leaves from a neighbor's maple tree have blown into our yard. Most of these leaves have large black patches on them,... [Read More]
Q: Isn't it kind of late to be seeing a monarch butterfly on Oct. 27? I saw one in my yard in Adams on that... [Read More]
'Tis the season of home insect invasions!Not all insects die with onset of cold winter, many winter over in leaves, under bark or elsewhere outside.... [Read More]
Q: When I walk around my gardens, I frequently see a hairy white caterpillar, about 1 1/4' long. It has a tiny black bead-like head... [Read More]
Thinking back on the numbers of monarch butterflies we saw in the Northeast in 2015 and 2016, I saw only one. This past summer, many... [Read More]
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