It’s #TWLHikingClub Tuesday| Today, we’re kicking off a new series on appreciating the little things—from urban wildlife to the oh so common Mallard.
In 1917, the American poet Wallace Stevens published a poem called 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. In truth, 13 is a major understatement, with just as much variation in “why” as their is in “how”. Whether you’re a life “lister”, a casual admirer, or anywhere in between, at some point each and every one of has had a moment where we saw a bird and thought to ourselves, “what is that?”
This #TWLHikingClub Tuesday, check out these upcoming central MN interpretive programs hosted by the naturalist behind The Wild Life!
Most know them as seagulls, a name which implies a proclivity for life at sea. Yet this familiar moniker is neither accurate (scientifically speaking), nor seems to fall in line with a universal observation—gulls love parking lots, whatever their distance from the salty sea
It can be hard to tell. Here are some tips to help you get the right ID.