Record year for raptor count

Raptors fans had plenty to cheer about this fall. Sharp-shinned hawks posted the highest species total in 11 years, and turkey vultures were hot on their tails. Red-shouldered, red-tailed, and broad-winged hawks all hit new season highs, as did the fish-loving Ospreys. And for the lucky fans who came out on Oct. 23, there was […]

Tis the season for raptors

How do I love birding? Let me count the ways: birds make me smile, laugh, scream with delight, jump up and down, hit my friend’s arm to get their attention, give high fives, and run around the park like my crazy grandkids. I’m sure there’s more, but I’m usually too busy paying attention to the […]

Frank Bert Butson, 1965-2013

Goodbye, Big Frank. I have always believed in the goodness of people – that everyone has a purpose, no matter how insignificant they may think their lives are. Today, with great sadness, I write about the perfect example of such a person. Frank Bert Butson, known to most as ‘Big Frank’, was born 48 years […]