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Winter Birds

Monday, December 17, 2007

Powell Gardens is a fine place to watch winter birds. Feeders have been placed outside the cafe for your entertainment and enjoyment to watch while you have lunch. The feeders have been a flurry of activity during the recent snow and ice as birds have had a tough time finding food with everything encased in … Read More

Gardens by Candlelight, Take 2

Thursday, December 13, 2007

After last weekend’s iciness, we will try our Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk event again this weekend. Yes, there’s a call for snow, but that will only make it prettier! Plans include lighting the pathway from the Visitor Education Center to the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel with more than a thousand luminaria. Inside the … Read More

Hungry birds

Monday, December 3, 2007

The wild food crop is the worst I have ever seen in 11 years! The Easter freeze killed the buds and flowers of so many plants that there is a substantial reduction in fruit for migrant and wintering birds. Linda Williams took these shots of Cedar Waxwings feeding in the Powell Gardens parking lot on … Read More

Bird sightings

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A rare young female Surf Scoter visited Powell Gardens yesterday! The Surf Scoter is a diving duck that nests in the boreal forest of the North America, Europe and Asia. It is a rare migrant in the Midwest (outside the Great Lakes) and to see a lone first year female like this one is an … Read More