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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Feathered friends - Day 13
Bird Central was the place to be yesterday...I've got 2 suet cages, two feeder with black sunflower seeds, and the thistle tube feeder up this year. One suet cage is over on the fence but the hole in Lake Larson from the air stone. We get a nice mix of birds...here's the downy woodpecker who comes a lot and a sparrow of some sort (I can't tell from the pic.) We were in the hot tub this morning and the downy showed up. He made a couple of loud calls and then a bunch of birds came to feed. It was sort of neat...like he was the sentry and gave everyone else the okay to come and dine.
I grew up on a farm and come from a long line of horticulturists; I’m the 6th generation. I attended Cornell University in and earned my Bachelor’s of Science in General Plant Sciences with a minor in Ornamental Horticulture. I am currently a member of Greenwimmen, an organization of women horticulturists in based in Southern Rhode Island. I also belong to and am a Past President of the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association.