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Dogs Who Love Their Job

Dogs Who Love Their Job

Dogs who love their job Topaz, Violet, Venus, Ulu and Rosie are just five of the twenty beautiful Alaskan husky sled dogs I met last weekend.  Marla BB of Hilltown Wilderness Adventures brought them all to DAR State Forest so we could take a dog sled ride.  First I made the rounds to meet the pups, my face getting a thorough licking from each lean, white, friendly dog.  Then we led each eager worker to one of the two sleds…

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Porcupines on Tekoa

Porcupines on Tekoa

Tuesday was a beautiful winter day.  Skies were clear and blue with temps in the low 40s.  We decided to take a hike up Tekoa Mountain in Westfield.  Although the snow was soft, making hiking tiresome, it was perfect for tracking.  Along our hike we found deer, bobcat, and porcupine tracks.  In fact, we found lots of porcupine sign.  There was scat and there was plenty of hemlock bows scattered on the snow. Now porcupine tracks in deep snow are…

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CEDAR WAXWINGS

CEDAR WAXWINGS

CEDAR WAXWINGS On Friday, February 17th I was walking in Mittineague Park, accompanied by sunny, bright, blue sky. The day was sublime. For some reason, unknown to me, I stopped by the central meadow and looked up into the sky and then over to a barren maple tree. And there to my surprise was a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, perched not too close together, and not making a sound. The silence was stunning, like I was witnessing something special….

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