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LIST of TOPICS for 2003

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Pine Vole, Microtus pinetorum (22-28 Feb 2003)

Listed below, by date, are nature topics covered in each installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 2003. Click on the date to go to a specific weekly account. You can also use the on-site Search Engine to locate a particular topic.

Each installment includes a list of birds banded that week--usually with stunning color photos--as well as any notable recaptures of banded birds.

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January 2003

  • 01-07--#155--Pros And Cons Of Backyard Bird Feeding
  • 08-14--#156--Tree Bark Baffler #1 (Tree Bark Quiz)
  • 15-21--#157--Tree Bark Baffler #1: The Answers (Tree Bark Quiz)
  • 22-31--#158--Memories Of A Lunar Landing/Tribute To The Space Shuttle Disaster

February 2003

  • 01-07--#159--Signs That The Groundhog Was Wrong
  • 08-14--#160--Time To Put Up Bluebird Boxes
  • 15-21--#161--Nature's Sanitation Engineers (Black & Turkey Vultures)
  • 22-28--#162--Voles, Not Moles (Pine Voles)

March 2003

  • 01-07--#163--EEASC: Carp Diem (Grass Carp)
  • 08-14--#164--Amazing Woodpecker Tongues
  • 15-21--#165--Front Lawn Flowers: Tiny And Overlooked (Chickweed, Bluets, Johnny-jump-up, Henbit)
  • 22-31--#166--Nice Weather For DuckLINGS (Wood Ducks)

April 2003

  • 01-07--#167--Slowly, But Surely (Land Snails)
  • 08-14--#168--Wascally Wabbit (Eastern Cottontail)
  • 15-21--#169--Look Good, Smell Better, Act Bad (Chinese Wisteria)
  • 22-30--#170--The Eyes Have It (Bird Eyes)

May 2003

  • 01-07--#171--Is That Jack In The Pulpit?
  • 08-14--#172--Searching For Macroinvertebrates
  • 15-21--#173--A Most Nondescript Bird (female Indigo Bunting)
  • 22-31--#174--Night Of A Thousand Legs (Millipede)

June 2003

  • 01-07--#175--Fairest Flower Of The South (Southern Magnolia)
  • 08-14--#176--O, 'Possum, Where Art Thou? (Virginia Opossum)
  • 15-21--#177--Family Reunion Week
  • 22-30--#178--Must Be Fly-Weed. Or Bee-Weed. No, It's Butterfly-weed!

July 2003

  • 01-07--#179--Lizard-Head (Northern Cardinal with Head Mites)
  • 08-14--#180--Butternut Woolyworm
  • 15-21--#181--Wandering Finches
  • 22-31--#182--Getting Ready For Hummingbird Month

August 2003

  • 01-07--#183--Red-shouldered Re-visited (Red-shouldered Hawk)
  • 08-14--#184--Banding The Albino Hummingbird
  • 15-21--#185--Spiny-back Spiders
  • 22-28--#186--This Time, It's Leucistic (White Hummingbird)
  • 29-31--#187--Asiatic Dayflower

September 2003

  • 01-07--#188--Wheel Bug: Assassin Of The Insect World
  • 08-14--#189--Shaggybark Tree (Shagbark Hickory)
  • 15-21--#190--Strawberry-bush
  • 22-30--#191--Welcome Warblers

October 2003

  • 01-07--#192--Whirligigs (Beetles)
  • 08-14--#193--The Importance Of Pollinators
  • 15-21--#194--Summer's Hummers Time Is Over (Ruby-throated Hummingbirds)
  • 22-31--#195--Autumn Butterflies

November 2003

  • 01-07--#196--Different Views Of The Winter Wren
  • 08-14--#197--What's With All These Winter Hummingbirds?
  • 15-21--#198--Turkey On The Table, Turkey In The Trees
  • 22-30--#199--Indirect Evidence

December 2003

  • 01-07--#200--Black Cherry Knot
  • 08-14--#201--Muir Woods: What Happens When Redwoods Are Saved
  • 15-21--#202--13th Annual York/Rock Hill Christmas Bird Count
  • 22-31--#203--2003 Bird Banding Totals: NOT A Very Good Year

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