Earth Day PSA – “Look Up”

Sitting on a bench outside of class today, I watched as one of the campus’ resident red-shouldered hawks flew onto a streetlight that stretched over a busy sidewalk. It was easily the closest I had ever been to a wild hawk, and the little, wrinkled, khaki-clad grandma that is my inner ornithologist was jumping for joy. As I looked…

Blue Jay Tug-of-War

Curious and mischievous, the young blue jays at the wildlife hospital I once volunteered for easily won their way into my heart with their playful antics. Feeding them was always the highlight of my day; eager to get at their lunch of meal worms and blueberries, they wouldn’t hesitate to perch on my arms or shoulders if…