Author Archives: Tamra

Nesting Eagles In A Snowstorm

Back in April 2017, we had a nesting pair of eagles. Similar to this year, they’d gotten off to an early start due to a bit of a warmer than normal spring. Everything seemed to be going according to schedule. … Continue reading

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Painted Turtles

Find a Turtle Far From A Lake? Let It Be! Painted turtles’ bright red and yellow markings make them fun to photograph, especially when you get reflection photos in the water. They’ll grow to 4 to 10 inches and have … Continue reading

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Nesting Eagles

Did you know it was eagle nesting season? For the last few months, the eagles have been lining their nests with sticks and pine boughs. Sometimes I’d see the eagle pair together on the edges of the nest. Sometimes they’d … Continue reading

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Looking For Spring

Nature Meme Challenge! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking for Spring in every nook and cranny. This year, it seems so much more important to find the signs. Whether I walk my backyard, hike a trail or … Continue reading

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What Does The Fox Say?

There was a summer when I was getting reports from my campers that they were hearing screaming in the middle of the night, in the woods surrounding our campground. And not just any scream! It was a high, ear-splitting, make-your-hair-stand-up … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Squirrels

Writing Prompt You’re walking through the woods one day and suddenly you hear from overhead, “Where are you going?” Looking up, you see this . . . What would you do? What would you say back? While this squirrel didn’t … Continue reading

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“Talking Porcupines”

Writing Prompt Idea! So I went to the trail cam the other day . . . Those of you who follow me regularly know I have porcupines hanging out in my yard every now and again, eating from my hemlocks … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest

Read Aloud Opportunity One of my favorite activities within the classroom I support, is to read aloud to students. I like to talk about plot lines and character traits. But I especially like to research the setting or subject, showing … Continue reading

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Friday’s Wildlife Writing Prompt

Subject: Chipmunks! So, I have this little chipmunk, who scampers over to eat the seed under my feeders, fills his little cheeks, then scampers back again. Shouldn’t he be a character in a picture book? Or a comic book? Or … Continue reading

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Black-capped Chickadee

Fun Facts About This Adorable Little Bird Black-capped Chickadees are the state bird for Maine and Massachusetts, but they can be found all over the United States. They get their name from their black cap, and their call. Chickadee-dee-dee-dee! Chickadees … Continue reading

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