Today is the first day of spring and it arrived precisely at 7:44 a.m. This is the moment when the noontime sun crosses from the Southern Hemisphere...

By LYNNE IRONS

plover

The American oystercatchers and piping plovers are back on Island. These shorebirds are of concern wherever they are due to a combination of evils....

tiny trees

The charms of up-Island are numerous, but I had my own reasons to take a Sunday drive up Middle Road last weekend.  Topping my list of...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº March 6 43 31 Trace March 7 57 40 .00 March 8 64 41 .00 March 9 61 38 ....

boat

Martha’s Vineyard leads the Cape and Islands in bay scallop landings, beating Nantucket. The Vineyard’s commercial and recreational...

Venus, the brightest planet in our evening sky, is getting a bit more difficult to spot, appearing lower in the western sky than a week ago. The...

bird

The Okavango Delta was by far my favorite spot in Botswana and maybe of our whole Namibia/Botswana trip. I am not sure that Paul Magid and Anita...

birds

By LYNNE IRONS I try to make the illustrations match the written word. I give Seniel a word or two hint and she comes up with something...

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