Rick’s New Mexico Trip

Hey BirdFriends, Lois and I are now  moved in to our “Beat the heat, Summer Retreat”  here in Silver City , New Mexico. It is tucked into the Southwest corner of New Mexico, only 70 miles east of Portal, AZ. We are situated near the Gila and Burro Mountains at 6,000 feet and almost on…

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Everglades Protection

Federal judge, blaming Scott, says Everglades protection “rapidly sliding backwards” Bruce Ritchie, 04/26/2011 – 08:55 PM A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over Everglades permitting, while blasting Florida’s lack of protection for the famed “River of Grass.” U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold said the state’s historic inaction raises…

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Southeastern Arizona Trip, April 16-23, 2011

On Sunday morning we awoke early and upon stepping out of our cozy cottages at Cave Creek Ranch in Portal, Arizona, we were stunned by the dramatic beauty of the Chiricahua Mountains looming above us.  Two women guides joined us for our day in the mountains of Coronado National Forest.  Our group was divided between…

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Travel Log: Magee Marsh, Ohio

BirdFriends, Having been denied my migration fix adequately, I decided to venture up to Magee marsh in Northern Ohio. Magee lies on the the shores of Lake Erie just one hour west of Cleveland. On the other side of the Lake Erie lies Point Pelee the northern counterpart for migration fallouts. I arrived on Sunday…

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