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    SCENES FROM THE BEACH | by George Thatcher / JUNE 14, 2015

    The presence of six semi-palmated plovers at water's edge is a blessing, because most plovers have already migrated to nesting areas in the Arctic. And these birds will migrate soon. Experienced birders call them"semi-palms." The name refers to the plovers' feet which are only partially webbed. ...

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    SCENES FROM THE BEACH | by George Thatcher / JUNE 7, 2015

    On the shore this morning are literally hundreds of pieces of driftwood, having arrived overnight in the high tide. They vary in size from an entire tree to small chips. To beach walkers' delight, the array is a treasure trove to be examined. There are several sturdy oak limbs that would make excellent...

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    MARCH 30 SCENES FROM THE BEACH

    In all their golden glory, daffodils are blooming near the beach road, flowers that dare appear while winter yet lingers, yellow blooms nodding in the wind. In some gardens they are refined and cultivated with care, but the ones we see today are wildflowers, springing up unbidden from weedy brambles...