Summer doldrums getting you down? Remember that this season has far more to offer than just birds (assuming that’s something you’re into anyway.)  Butterflies, dragonflies, wildflowers, and a wide world of flora and fauna are out there wherever you are to be observed and enjoyed. If you’ve never paid particular attention to dragonflies, for instance, this weekend would be the perfect time to really put your eyes on one and observe its alien beauty. Speaking of this weekend, what are you doing? Will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!

I’ve got big plans for this weekend with the arrival of the 11th Annual Chicken Inferno, a family and friends event like no other. Corey will be birding in Ulster County this weekend, showing (if he’s lucky) his father his first meadowlarks in decades. Charlie will be at home and hopefully get some local birding done at Great Chalfield.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday


Corey snapped some gorgeous skies over Montgomery County, New York while chasing Mississippi Kites

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.