Archive for April, 2008

Pine and Palm

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

On my lunchtime walk today I saw both pine and palm warblers, and two whitethroated sparrows in excellent plumage. The pine was in a deciduous tree about 20 feet off the ground on what I consider the outbound part of the path (the side nearest the Charles) near where the path turns right to return, […]

First snake of year

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Saturday, April 19, Arlene and I went for a walk once around Cold Spring park. On a trail off the main loop, I heard a rustling in the leaves that for some reason sounded more like a snake slithering away than like a chipmunk jumping away. I looked carefully, and, sure enough, there was a […]

Early turtle

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Just for the record, there was a turtle near Cutler Pond on Wednesday April 2. While I was walking, I saw a woman with a camera intently looking at the swamp just past the end of the pond. I asked her if she had seen anything interesting, and she said, “yes, two turtles.” They weren’t […]