17.51 | Nature Notes (Dec 17-23)

Photo of Black-bellied Plover
Black-bellied Plover | Biddeford, ME | 20 Dec 2017

Highlights of the Week

On Wednesday, a lone Black-bellied Plover was with a flock of Dunlin near the Basket Island Causeway at Hills Beach in Biddeford.

While heading to Portland on Thursday, I glimpsed a late American Kestrel hover-hunting alongside I-295 in South Portland.

A drake Barrow's Goldeneye is back in his usual spot below the Route 1 dam on the Saco River between Biddeford and Saco.

Wild Edible of the Week

I enjoyed Autumn-olive jello that Jenny made with fruits we foraged (and froze) back in September.

Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)

During a snow storm, find a quiet place outside to sit and listen to falling flakes. (If there's no snow, substitute rain or wind.)


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