Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 31, 2011

Hummingbirds The general consensus amongst east33.org’s readers is that hummingbirds seem to be down in numbers this year.  Is it that the plentiful rain provided enough food that they aren’t visiting the feeders as frequently, or are they in fact down … Continue reading

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May 29, 2011

Reminisicing about past family get-togethers and feeling a bit lonely this Memorial Day weekend, I decide to do what I love best — watch nature. I am out of the house and joining Keith Russell and another friend for birding at Houston meadow in Fairmount … Continue reading

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Nature Musings, and Thank You Councilman Curtis Jones and Senator Vincent Hughes, and Baby Newborn Robins Disappeared

You know, it’s interesting. When I post lots of gossipy stuff about the area, a large percentage of the emails are opened and read, yet when I post nature-related articles, the opens are fewer. That makes me sad. I start … Continue reading

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Robins Hatched!

Well, the nest never grew beyond two eggs, and I doubted the eggs would hatch because there were cold nights when the robin flew from the nest when I opened the garage door. Yet today, I saw the robin peering down, … Continue reading

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Brown Thrashers return to Native Return!

Welcome back to Native Return, brown thrashers. They are one of my very favorite birds, and I am so thrilled to have them back. Where is this year’s nest? Baltimore orioles are pairing up, and we have nesting robins, song sparrows over the front … Continue reading

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Help Recreate Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat

The regal fritillary butterfly is very rare, especially in the eastern USA, where it has disappeared from all but one location, Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG), Annville, PA. This butterfly persists at FIG because they have everything the regal needs: species-specific violets … Continue reading

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Bobolinks are Back…and Likely Breeding!!!

Great news. Remember our goal of saving Manatawna because historically it is breeding habitat of the bobolink, a species of conservation concern? Well, we have good news to report. According to DVOC President Frank Windfelder, bobolinks are not only present … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Tick Control and Native Return Interns Speak Out

 Lyme Disease Tick Control Methods for Your Community John Carroll, Research Entomologist, US Department of Agriculture, Chester County Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, Room 171, West Chester, PA Learn from Dr. John Carroll what you can do in your county, … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Go Daddy…Strawberries…Native Return on June 5th Whitemarsh Garden Tour

Go Daddy is a Gone Daddy, gone from Native Return.  I cancelled our business with that web hosting company because the CEO Bob Parsons killed leopards and elephants, then posed with the carcasses, gun in hand, in his own proud videos of the inhumane … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day, to all our wildlife mothers too!

Happy Mothers Day from Native Return. On Thursday I noticed a robin’s nest on the lamp between the garage doors. The mother laid one egg a day, Friday and Saturday. It was very cool at night, but she wasn’t on … Continue reading

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