• Birding Led Me to Wildflowers

    13 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    In many ways, birding has led me straight to my new interest in wildflowers. Looking for birds naturally makes you more aware of your surroundings, from an urban park, to a suburban greenway, to a rural wilderness. Though I'm not traveling as much these days, my flower pursuits have expanded this intense attention to empty lots, roadside ditches, and road medians. There are a lot of flowers in road medians.
    But in one critical way, birding also spoiled me for other forms of identification. Being a detailed oriented bunch, birders over the decades have spent so much time and energy...
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