03/20/15 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Both male and female bluebirds on a marked nestbox. The labeled boxes allow the birds to be easily monitored.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Both male and female bluebirds on a marked nestbox. The labeled boxes allow the birds to be easily monitored.

As another nesting season for eastern bluebirds approaches at Mashomack Preserve, it was a real treat to see Beverlea Walz’s wonderful photo of bluebirds bathing and drinking at her heated watering hole in the midst of this stormy winter (“Bev’s bluebirds of happiness,” January 29). Besides providing inspiring testimony to the many folks who feed and supply water for birds in the winter, this photo has another story to tell. (more…)

05/09/14 5:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  Young explorers check out a bluebird box.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Young explorers check out a bluebird box.

No cavities! That’s great news when you come out of your dentist’s office! But sometimes cavities are a good thing. In fact, sometimes there are not enough of them. Learn when — and why — from Mashomack Preserve’s Dr. Bill Zitek on May 16 at 7 p.m. at Friday Night Dialogues at the Library. (more…)