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The Wild Burlington Newsletter

The Wild Burlington Newsletter2021-12-06T12:22:18-05:00

Welcome to the Wild Burlington Newsletter

The (mostly) weekly newsletter covers a wide range of natural history topics. You’ll discover the wild world around you with the help of professional naturalist, Teage O’Connor. So if you’re interested in tracking the changing seasons, connecting to your local landscape, and learning more than you ever wanted to know about twigs, then this is the newsletter for you!

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The Wild Burlington Archives

You can also check out the blog for more natural history and the natural history section for field guides, essays, and other explorations of Vermont’s natural history.

The Wild Burlington Blog
2804, 2020

Drum Circle

By |April 28, 2020|Birds, Natural History, Videos|

These past couple of weeks I've been waking up just before daybreak more and more as the dawn chorus gets louder and louder. The dawn chorus is the raucous singing of birds of all different species singing their little hearts out as the sun begins to rise. They begin just before dusk (around 4:30am outside my window) and for a couple of hours as the sun comes up. In grad school, I heard someone describe it as the birds "giving thanks for another day." While a nice thought, this phenomenon has nothing to do with gratitude.

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