Category Archives: birds

Once Upon an Endling

Kate/ February 21, 2018/ birds, blog

I was 39 years old when I first learned the extinction story of the Carolina Parakeet. I had been volunteering in wild bird care at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, Delaware. Every day I spent there, I learned of another threat humans impose on birds. Car collisions,

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That Martha’s Kept Me Busy

Kate/ September 19, 2014/ birds, blog

It’s bad form to go months without blogging. My only excuse is that I’ve been working hard on something greater. I knew that if I wandered off-course to talk about what I was doing, then I would no longer be doing it. I’d be digressing. As I

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#RememberMartha

Kate/ August 29, 2014/ birds, blog

Use this image to #RememberMartha in your social media streams on 9/1/14. Full post to come on the subject.      Do you like?

I Smell Fall Coming

Kate/ September 12, 2012/ birds, blog

…and I could not be happier about it. Up late after churning out some informational graphics for a client, I’m kept company by a warm beagle at my feet, and a pair of barred owls in the woods outside my window. “Who cooks for you, dear? Who

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In the Midst of August Mist

Kate/ August 21, 2012/ birds, blog, writing

“How I love the mist of dew drops in my feathers this morning,” tooweets the Towhee. “Yes! And I am hungry!” barks the Blue Jay. “Swwweet thistle seed! Swweeet thistle seed!” squeaks the Goldfinch between beakfuls. “Hey! Hey! Hey!” peeps mother Robin. “Meeeee?” Catbird mews. “No! You!

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A Bird’s Tale, in Reverse

Kate/ April 12, 2012/ birds, blog

Chapter 3, in which I cause a ruckus Yesterday afternoon I stood on a chair in a library in West Philadelphia, flap, flap, flapping my wings and croaking like a heron for the kindergartners and first graders of the Charles Drew School. If you know me, you

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