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Archive for October, 2009

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Help Project FeederWatch track backyard birds

Western scrub jay by David Smith

Interested bird watchers are needed to help scientists discover changes in local bird populations. I just received the news release below from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York. Check it out, I think you’ll want to get involved. Do you watch birds in your backyard? Then you can do it. It’s lots of fun, too! /Gary

Ithaca, NY — What happens in the backyard should not stay in the backyard — at least when it comes to bird feeders.
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Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Under: Bird Watching, Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology | 1 Comment »

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Carve up yourself a winner!


San Francisco Bay Area readers: Get out your carving knife and stretch your imagination.

It’s time to create a Jack-O’-Lantern masterpiece for our Bay Area News Group-East Bay newspapers’ Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Here’s how it works:
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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Under: Halloween | 1 Comment »