- Leslie Holzmann loves God and the world He has created for us. She currently gardens in Colorado and birds anywhere.
Category Archives: Ornithology
One aspect of nature I appreciate is its constancy. No matter who gets elected, a rose is still a rose. Whether I’m happy or sad, a moose remains a moose. The world can fall apart, but a jay is still … Continue reading
What do the Ostrich, Kiwi, penguin, and Giant Coot have in common? Yes, they’re all birds—but none of them can fly. In fact, there are over 60 species of flightless birds, including all the Ratities (the family that includes the … Continue reading
Here’s a little quiz with two questions. What do ARLO, LEVI, ROSA, WILL, GREG, and CORA have in common? What do the following words have in common? MALL, HOME, LIMP, KILL, SURF, SAND, LIST, UNDO, WILL, DOVE, LITE, COTE, SATE, … Continue reading
It sounds so romantic, the idea that swans mate for life. If one dies, its mate also dies—of a broken heart. How faithful. How tragic. How so not true.
Birds are pretty amazing creatures. A recent question from a friend helped me realize just how amazing. Our friends recently returned from a Caribbean cruise. At one point, when they were somewhere off the coast of Yucatan, their ship was … Continue reading
Many serious birders keep a life list of the bird species they’ve seen. We can tell you exactly how many birds are on that list, and there’s great excitement when we can add a new “lifer.” We may also have … Continue reading