Reader's Corner

This page is dedicated to readers who send in questions, comments, and observations about nature. I have many slots that need new material, so if you would like to contribute a photo and a story please send me an e-mail at

This page is updated frequently, so visit often!

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Great Links

Did you ever wonder how birders spend their time? Click here to find out!!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Northern Flicker Page

Sachuest Point NWR, Rhode Island

Mowhawk Trail State Forest

Dragonflies of Massachusetts

Dragonflies of New York

William Cullen Bryant's poem "Robert of Lincoln"

Massachusetts Bird Sightings from the "Voice of Audubon"

Rare Bird Sightings anywhere in the US.

Hampshire Bird Club: Are you an avid birder living in western Massachusetts? Would you like to be? The Hampshire Bird Club is also a great organization to be a part of. Visit the site and see what lectures are being offered, what trips are planned, and how to get in touch with other local folks who love birding.

Driving Directions

Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Green Cay Wetlands

Directions to Greene Swamp Preserve: About a mile and a half south of the Rt.116/Rt.47 intersection in Sunderland there is a small shopping center with a Cumberland Farms and a pizza place. Across the streed from this shopping center there is a road called Clark Mountain Road. Drive up this road until you think you've come to the end and you will notice that a smaller dirt version of the same road continues up a hill into the forest. This can be a very rough road, so continue on with caution up to a small parking area (big enough for 4-5 cars) and then continue on foot for about a mile. The Greene Swamp Preserve is a Nature Conservancy property, so please respect the rules and regulations. You will be in the heart of the preserve when you come to an interpretive sign by the edge of the swamp. Have fun!!