Tag: American toad

  • Snitch switchery

    Tonight’s Golden Snitch Walk was called on account of no snitches. In mid-March the evening air was buzzing with them. As I closed the gate on evening chores, two American Woodcocks–the absolute model for J.K. Rowling’s glittery winged ball, or I’ll eat my Ravenclaw hat–twisted in their funnel-cloud dance not more than 20 feet above […]

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  • Photos by Emma, Album #2

    Rain brings out the green, doesn’t it? The heavy drops and puddles also force those creatures that live in and under the leaves out into the open. There’s a t-shirt in it for whomever responds first (in the comments here at http://www.thequarryfarm.org) with the correct identification of the burgundy wildflower. Take a look.  

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  • Spring 2014 newsletter

          This latest issue is packed with information about wild spring babies (and what to do if you find one or more) resident news and announcements for upcoming events on The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm. Click on the cover to the left and read for yourself. Hope to see you […]

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  • Walk on the Wildflower Side

    Oh, yes I did. I titled this post what I did a) to get an eye-roll from you and b) because that is just what several of us did last Saturday. Cameras were slung over shoulders as intrepid amateur botanists crossed Cranberry Run to record spring wildlflowers on the Quarry Farm. The “first really good time […]

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