Ok, I’ve been running into a lot of birds lately, so it’s time for some bird pictures! No, not as many (or as flamboyant) as I saw in Florida, but Continue Reading →


I started working on a post that assembled a lot of birding observations from this spring. Lots of fun & beautiful stuff, but I’ll save it for another time. In Continue Reading →

chasing birds

Like last year, my family decided it was best for our serotonin levels (and marriage) to head south for a week and try to escape the permacloud that settles over Continue Reading →


Yes, birds. Lots of birds. Bird #1: the Limpkin, “uncommon, local, and inconspicous” in southern swamps and marshes, with a piercing, eerie cry that humans sometimes confuse for a damsel Continue Reading →

Maria Center Bird Count

“Maria Center completed its 4th year participation in the Great Backyard Bird Count from the MoonTree lodge. Despite the heavy rainfall, we saw 14 tree sparrows,  1 dove, 10 geese Continue Reading →

a final post

“Change is never painful. Only the resistance to change is painful.” -Anonymous After a run of 5 years and 251 posts, the Ecological Relationships Blog has run its final race. Continue Reading →

news round up, autumn edition

It’s fall, y’all. Here’s a few things I’ve been reading: Fulton County solar energy project expected to lower utility costs (WSBT) The Fulton County Rural Electric Membership Corporation is a Continue Reading →