Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Friday, February 19, 2010

Not many spaces left!

Troy Walters and I are going to be teaching our "Exploritas" class (the new name for Elderhostel) in Eagle River, Wisconsin, again this year, the week of May 23. We'll be doing some basic indoor stuff--lectures on warbler identification, birding basics, etc.--and lots of field trips to see the spendid birds of northern Wisconsin. I took this photo of a Canada Warbler during one of these classes, and Troy always scouts out the best places for finding Boreal Chickadees and other treasures. Learn more and sign up here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I love my Prius

I've put 55,000 miles on this Prius and 160,000 on my previous one. The Toyota places where I've had these cars serviced in Duluth and Ithaca have been consistently wonderful. But that won't make the news, will it?