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Researcher, naturalist, teacher, author and, now, columnist

We’ll start our course with a quick quiz. Do you know what kind of bird this is? Email me (see link at bottom of the story) if you think you do, and tune in next week for the answer.
We’ll start our course with a quick quiz. Do you know what kind of bird this is? Email me (see link at bottom of the story) if you think you do, and tune in next week for the answer.
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It was only 50,000 years ago when the last great ice sheet of the last glaciers pushed down to cover the Northeast. Only the tallest mountains were spared the press of the ice, while the rest of the region found itself under ice up to a mile thick. Every lake, every river, every stream, and every warm green wetland was obliterated. The Northeast was wiped clean. The ice advanced so slowly, however, that no one ...


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tomsmith1
February 20, 2013
8:49 a.m.

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I think it's a female common redpoll, a member of the finch family.

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