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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is one of the most commonly recognized hummingbirds in North America, especially in the eastern half of the country where they spend their summers. They are the only hummingbird to breed east of the Great Plains. Commonly found in open woods, forest edges, parks, gardens and yards their familiar green […]

THE BEST PART OF SUMMER

By Engrid Winslow “The first ear of corn, eaten like a typewriter, means summer to me—intense, but fleeting.” ― Michael Anthony There are two flavors of summer that I will unapologetically eat until bursting with absolutely no apologies because they haunt my food memories in the dead of winter. One is tomatoes fresh from the […]