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Winter Visitors

Call me Crazy, but when the damp, drizzly November in my soul becomes a hard, frozen December, I account it high time to go birding as soon as I can, even if that means watching what comes to my feeders. Not all migrants leave New Jersey when the days sh...

The “Jekyll and Hyde” River

By Margo D. Beller @MargoDBeller Every river, even the mighty Mississippi, starts small. Water bubbles to the surface from underground and gravity brings it downhill. As it rains, the waters rise, the flow increases and brooks and streams are created. T...

The Perils of Travel

By Margo D. Beller (@MargoDBeller) At this time of year, people go on vacation. If you have a family, you travel in summer before the kids have to go back to school and the daylight ends early. Whether it is by car, plane or train, travel can be exciting,...

Geocache Me If You Can

By Margo D.Beller (@MargoDBeller) The treasure hunt has gone high-tech. The Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) held a “meet and greet” at Scherman Hoffman on May 31, a unique partnership between a group dedicated to expanding interest in using satellite...

Snowy Owls

By Margo D. Beller This has been a particularly good year for seeing Snowy Owls in New Jersey. Island Beach State Park, Brigantine and Sandy Hook have had lots of Snowy Owls. A few days before my husband and I saw a Snowy Owl at Island Beach late last y...

The Tools of Ignorance

By Margo D. Beller If you go to the store at Scherman Hoffman, or at any New Jersey Audubon center, you will probably find a case filled with optics – binoculars, spotting scopes -- and assorted accessories. Optics are part of the business of birdwa...

They Came From Brood II!!!

By Margo D. Beller They’ve been waiting for a long time to emerge. They’ve waited for the right conditions, when the soil is about 63 degrees in the northern U.S. Then they rise from the ground where they’ve hidden for 17 years. What hav...

The ‘Glittering Fragment of the Rainbow’

By Margo D. Beller It is dusk in New Hampshire. It is raining and unusually cold for late May and I am sitting on my brother-in-law’s wide, covered porch. As it darkens, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird comes to one of the two feeders hung from a support...

A Really BIG Bird

By Margo D. Beller Whether you are walking in a forest or park or sitting in your suburban backyard, there is nothing more distinctive than the sound of a pileated woodpecker whacking a hole in a tree, seeking the carpenter ants within. Scherman Hoffman p...

Feed the Birds

This morning, after watching the cardinals, chickadees, titmice, house sparrows, white-throated sparrows, juncos, house finches, downy woodpecker and mourning doves jostling over my various feeders, I went upstairs to my office, turned on my computer and ...