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Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.
The Early Birds

The Early Birds

Just about this time every winter, subtle changes begin to occur in the natural world. There still may be snow on the ground and in the air but that doesn't seem to affect the invisible clocks of the creatures around us. Every morning as winter gradually lessons it's grip, these changes become more noticeable to me. On this late February day, I immediately heard the noisy chatter of bla...

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