Category: Ward Degler

Opinion: The wrens didn’t wait

There was an eerie silence when we came home. Three days earlier when we left for our annual family reunion the area around the front porch where the birdhouse hangs was a hotbed of...

Opinion: Wednesday is Flag Day, sort of

This Wednesday is Flag Day, a national holiday that boasts a couple of distinctions. First, unlike some other holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Presidents Day, it’s never had any name other than...

Opinion: Things I didn’t know about wrens

There’s a lot I didn’t know about wrens. For starters, there are at least 80 species, including the house wren, Carolina wren, Eurasian wren, winter wren, Bewick’s wren, cactus wren, marsh wren, sedge wren...

Opinion: We have bluebirds again

Commentary by Ward Degler We have an odd assortment of birds this year. Along with the usual chattering flock of sparrows, finches, robins, cardinals and wrens, we joyfully announce the return of eastern bluebirds....