Beat the Heat & Join SIB for our Movie Matinee — SIB

Sign Up Today Beat the heat and join us for SIB’s fourth movie matinee when we will present a double-header. First up will be The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention, a 53-minute episode from PBS Nature. How is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg […]

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Lilacs – My Spring Passion

For as lpiZap_1560193049979ong as I can remember, lilacs have occupied a special place in my memories and appreciation of spring.

Growing up in the big city, I remember a bank of lilacs that bordered our backyard. There was a treasured swing set that was positioned parallel to the lilacs and to this very day, if I close my eyes, I can still feel myself swinging while smelling that intoxicating fragrance wafting through the warm spring breeze.  

I have long since left childhood behind, but some memories, like those lilacs, remain imbedded in my mind as if I were once again swinging to and fro on that swing. 

IMG_20190610_075651Lilacs are my spring flowering shrub, the one plant that I long to see, long to smell, and the one plant I couldn’t bear not seeing this time of year.

So in honour of this passion, I drove around Parry Sound last weekend, photographing some of the stands of lilacs that pepper the town.

I wish lilacs would bloom all season.

 

 

Mt. Piños Birds & Butterflies Reminder: Sat & Sun, 8-9 June, 2019, 8AM — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Mt. Piños is a great area for mountain birds such as Clark’s Nutcracker, White-headed Woodpecker, Mountain Quail, singing Green-tailed Towhees and Fox Sparrows, Pygmy & White Breasted Nuthatches, Cassin’s & Purple Finches, Lawrence’s Goldfinches and the ever-elusive Calliope Hummingbird. We’re always on the lookout for one or more of the released California Condors who are […]

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New Portfolio Type and Project — The Jaguar

This is a shameless bit of self-promotion to let you know that I’ve created my first portfolio type: Research. This is where I’ll keep you all updated on my scholarly endeavors; and, when possible, post downloadable files to any research-based documents I produce. My first portfolio project in the Research category is, of course, my […]

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Check out our February Edition! — THE ROOST

The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie: Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions! Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming. Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and […]

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