One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."


Yes, I know.  It’s been a couple days and you’d like a new post.  Sure, so would I…and there’s a couple in the works.  But this isn’t them.  I’m just popping in here to remind you that this weekend (February 13 – 16)  is the Great Backyard Bird Count.  The GBBC is an annual four-day event engaging bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. 

Get your bird guides out, grab those binoculars and get a little notebook and a pencil!  Anyone can participate, in the city or the country,  from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.


Comments on: "Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend" (5)

  1. I’ve been reading about it everywhere, Greg. I see it’s gonna be fun and wish I could be there too!

  2. What if Friday is already gone? Also, I don’t have a bird guide. woe

    You’ve still got Saturday, Sunday and Monday. And we’ll have to see about getting you one now, won’t we? Meanwhile, just note the ones you know, describe the others real good.
    ; )

  3. Careful! This is how they got Tippi Hedren! ;)

    Actually, the Catsby and I have been doing most of the weekend’s bird-spotting from right out the living room window, so we’re safe!

  4. Two mourning doves, a dive-bombing mockingbird, and the second-annual sighting of a Bird of Paradise. Feathered friends. I love ’em all!

    Glad to hear you two had another lovely visit together!!

  5. Don’t know how i stumbled into your blog – but it is beautiful and fascinating.

    One way or another, glad you stopped by, Bill! Thanks.

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