When nature calls, do you answer with your iPhone … camera? Let’s see those suburban safari pics.
It’s not quite a jungle out there, but the backyards of Lexington feature a fair share of wildlife cameos. The great horned owl freed from a soccer net last week brought back images of the red tail hawk that spent an afternoon in a school bus a few springs ago. And the reports have rolled in of coyote sightings, fisher vs. domestic cat staredowns and other wildlife interactions. If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s pictures of animals. So if when nature calls you answer with your camera, show us your suburban safari pics. Here’s how:
Mass Audubon will hold its annual Focus on Feeders midwinter bird count Feb. 2-3.
This weekend is shaping up to be a fine one to sit by a window and look outside rather than venturing into the biting cold. Mass Audubon is asking for the public's help on Feb. 2 and 3 to complete the organization's annual midwinter bird count in backyards and at bird feeders. The process is simple: Pour your favorite hot beverage and curl up by a window with a view of your birdfeeder. As birds venture into your yard, note the individual species and greatest number of a single species spotted at the same time. Then it's time to report your findings. The numbers can be submitted via this PDF that observers than mail in or via an online form that will be available on Feb. 2. Each species need only be reported once using the greatest number …