Klement Ford

BIRDS AND BEYOND

Take a close look at trees

Thursday, August 26, 2010
By Claire Curry

I've had to pay close attention to trees this year.

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Summer brings swallowtails

Thursday, July 29, 2010
By Claire Curry

The hot weather of summer makes it miserable outside for us humans sometimes, but it is a great time of year to look for butterflies. Right now we have quite a few large showy swallowtails out and about.

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Nifty gnatcatchers found in abundance

Thursday, June 24, 2010
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I've been out in the field in southwestern Oklahoma and north-central Texas recently working on my titmouse study that I have written about in the past.

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Go north, birds

Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Another winter resident that is transitioning to migrant in glorious spring plumage is the Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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It finally looks like Spring

Thursday, April 22, 2010
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After that impressive little blizzard at the spring equinox, I was starting to wonder if it would ever look like spring. I am happy to report that songbirds are beginning to nest, the owls and hawks should have fuzzy babies, many trees are budding, and our beautiful early spring wildflowers are blooming. Let’s start with […]

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Listen to the sounds of spring

Thursday, March 18, 2010
By Claire Curry

“Official” spring, the equinox, is getting closer and closer, but already we have a wide variety of spring singers creating a wonderful soundtrack. Most of our early singers are birds and frogs (the insect chorus will get louder as the season progresses). I’m going to talk about why they are singing and what you can […]

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Birds and Beyond

Thursday, February 11, 2010
By Claire Curry

It seems a little early for birds to be nesting, doesn’t it? We just had a big snowstorm last month and it’s still rather cold most days. While most of our birds are not nesting yet, a few are getting started. Some resident songbirds, like cardinals, titmice and chickadees, are starting to sing, but it […]

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Birds and Beyond

Thursday, January 10, 2010
By Claire Curry

What a blizzard we had recently. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life (which may tell you something about where I have lived). Walking in the frozen stuff can give me a cold nose, fingers, and toes, but I have a scarf, gloves, and wool socks and get to go back to my […]

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