Category Archives: Birds

NGRREC’s Field Station Bursts with Backyard Biodiversity

Some of you readers may know that I work for Lewis and Clark Community College at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) in East Alton, Illinois (Figure 1). If you’ve been reading for a little while, it … Continue reading

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How to Attract Beautiful Winter Birds to Your Feeders

As winter approaches, we are not the only ones feeling the chill. Many birds have migrated south, but some are well adapted to the cold. One of the joys of winter, in my opinion, is seeing all these birds on … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkeys

I thought we’d do a little holiday theme for this post. Every store in the country seems to have skipped Thanksgiving and November all together, but I’m going to pull us back a bit. Let’s talk about one of our … Continue reading

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Moving Along the Mississippi

Big rivers like the Mississippi can be found around the world, and they are a symbol and mechanism of change. They move not only water, but animals, people and culture, too. Our Mississippi stretches for 2,350 miles and connects Minnesota … Continue reading

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