Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

Archive for October 23, 2007

Viewing of Space Shuttle and International Space Station

For those of you who live in the Charlotte, NC area, there will be a rare opportunity to see a flyover of the International Space Station at 7:22pm this evening followed shortly by the Space Shuttle (successful lift off today) at 7:35pm. Both will approach from the NW and set in the SE and will be visible for 4-5 minutes. They will look like planets moving pretty fast overhead. If you don’t live in Charlotte, go to the NASA link on the blog and found out when these two space vehicles will be visible in your area!

Seen at the feeder

It may not feel like it (in the 80’s today) but its definitely fall. We are seeing birds at the feeders that we usually only see in the winter such as the white throated sparrow and pine warbler. The bluebirds are regular visiters in the spring and early summer when they are raising broods, but they’re coming frequently these days. We had 4 at the same time which might be members of this summer’s broods. The red breasted nuthatch was especially exciting as we haven’t had one of these at the feeders for 6-7 years. The downy woodpeckers are regulars, but the video clearly shows the difference between the males and females. Enjoy!