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50 Years of Running: A Bird’s Eye View of Life

As college cross country season ended in the fall of 1976, I started thinking about what to do during January interim. The previous year I drew nudes for six hours a day. That was enlightening. But my other keen interest … Continue reading

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Rare opportunities in life

What rare birds can teach us about all of life’s opportunities Yesterday through email I learned there was a sighting of a relatively rare bird, a Smith’s Longspur, in the vicinity of our house. We back up to a wetland, … Continue reading

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What one small bird can tell those of us who run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth This time of year is peak migration season for songbirds. Millions of birds are moving south for the winter in search of food sources and warmer temperatures. It’s a tough go, made even tougher by the fact that in … Continue reading

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A belief in the power of footprints

By Christopher Cudworth Walking in from the patio where a few potted plants looked dry if not already dying from September fade, I chanced to place a wet foot on the patio step and was struck by the iconic look … Continue reading

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Running and riding is for the birds

I not only run and ride, I bird. That is, I’m a birdwatcher. Or in North American parlance, a birder. That’s the acceptable terminology these days for those who seek to identify wild birds in the field, in the city, … Continue reading

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Saturday Artwork: Migration Marathon by Christopher Cudworth

This whimsical artwork by Christopher Cudworthdepicts more than 25 bird species lining up for the “big race: down south. It’s a Migration Marathon with an eclectic set of competitors just like the human race. You can easily order a print … Continue reading

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Are we all just road kill on the highway of life?

If you put in any amount of mileage on the roads you will sooner or later encounter road kill. It is seldom a pleasant sight. But here is a highlight reel of some of the most common species of road … Continue reading

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