Waiting for Wolf-light

Get outside and enjoy the sunshine, watch for fluttering wings, be enchanted, and note birds that are nearest to you.

Things to do this weekend:
Wave Hill, Enchanted Weekend, dance, sing, explore!  There will be music, leaves, flowers, and mysteries hidden in bark!
Dyed in Queens, Queens Botanical Garden, Sunday - extracting colors from botanicals!

Notice the birds nearest to you!  Try to look for them on your daily walks, learn their songs, learn about their habitat, and behavior.  Most importantly, start seeing (not just looking, but really seeing!), and hearing them. Here are few to know just to get you started:
Robin
Starling
Red-winged blackbird
Crow
Blue Jay
Mallard duck

Become an Ace Leaf Peeper!  Come on out for a crash course in  leaf appreciation - look up and be amazed!  If you have an appetite for looking at trees come out for Only Oaks and Eating Acorns on October 28.

After all this activity wait for wolf-light.  A lovely explanation from Robert Macfarlane on Twitter: "wolf-light" - twilight, dusk. French 'Entre chien et loup', 'Between dog & wolf' - the time when the familiar becomes wild.

Be curious and have fun outside!
Lisa

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
– Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac