Eric Moore

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Recent nature sightings

This past Saturday I spent several hours doing yard work, and in the process saw bees, wasps and several species of butterflies.

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Birding: Eastern birds and ‘our’ western birds

Greetings from the Town of Herndon, Virginia, located in Fairfax County. For the past week, Gayla and I have been visiting our son, Jeremy, and his little family as we welcomed granddaughter number three — Virginia.

Birding: Photo contest results

This past week we tallied the votes for our annual wild bird photo contest at all three store locations, and it was interesting to see the results.

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Birding: Celebrating wild birds

On Tuesday of this week, I had a speaking engagement in Phoenix for the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs at the Valley Garden Center, located less than a mile from the State Fairgrounds.

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Birding: Rare visitor shows up in Flagstaff

Early Monday morning as I was driving to Flagstaff for work, I received a phone call making me aware of a rare bird sighting at Frances Short Pond in Flagstaff.

Birding: Light jacket weather means more food for the birds

Weather-wise, I think October is my favorite month of the year.

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Birding: Industrious birds build nest in unusual location

We live in a day and age where there is a lot of pessimism, and a lot of bad news.

Birding: Birding on a bike

It is not uncommon for birding and nature festivals in Arizona to offer field trips where you can go birding on a bike, or on a bronco or by kayak.

Birding: Recent experiences in nature underscore the importance of being observant

In sports there is an expression of how important it is to “show up.” When it comes to wildlife observation, probably the most critical skill is to be observant.

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Birding: Native plants are for the birds

This has been a busy week for me with five speaking engagements.

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