Sunday, October 31, 2010


Holiday-related activities today were interspersed with a trip to the Cylburn Arboretum, where the Birds of Baltimore are displayed and two or three salamanders can be found under every log.

Each with his own redback salamander.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

We finally got over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge today. While there we visited the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, which had hiking paths, aviary cages of hawks and owls, and old bird field guides of small, distant places (Birds of Lebanon, anyone?), which is right up our family alley. Next time we want to rent one of their canoes to check out the "water trails".

This looks to me like Ben posting in a catalog for whatever brand of clothes those are.

Every picture I take of Daryl seems to be this picture.

Watching the barred owls.

And some bonus pics of when they were sailing on the Mozambique channel (white blanket) the other day. Below they are splashing water (blankets) on each other.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

At the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

But first, NEW bird shirts-- late birthday surprise! Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa Yoder!

Ben & the bluebird

Their favorite extinct bird, the diatryma

Reading about how kangaroos jump

The Owls of Washington D.C. (OK, Smithsonian, we know you don't have room to show all your wares. But four floors of nature and no extant birds from anywhere but DC? Mammal-chauvanists.)