Our Woodland Bird Nursery + Highlights from Spring Migration

Two weeks ago the Strawberry Moon rose within the Cusp of Magic.  In times past this full moon was so named because it occurred when the Native Americans were harvesting their ripe summer strawberries.   Though the wild meadows of Rushton are not filled with strawberries, the magical moonbeams must have whispered something sweet that night to the Common…

Spectacular Spring Secrets

The beauty of a cloudy spring day seems to stand out against the sunshine-filled days.  Calming gray skies provide depth and clarity to the vernal blush of the cherry blossoms and magnolias, and who needs rays of sunshine when the forsythia is ablaze in a yellow flourish of petals!  Romantic purples of rhododendrons and Eastern…

Happy New Year!

Bottoms up!  Here’s to the things done and left undone in 2015, the birds that were seen and those that got away, the dreams that took flight and those that are still taking root, and the rejuvenation and calm we found in the natural world amid the kaleidoscope of our lives. “All birds, of course, are miracles, and humans have…