LIST of TOPICS for 2006

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Sweetgum balls in silhouette (1-7 Jan 2006)

Listed below, by date, are nature topics covered in each installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 2006. Click on the date to go to a specific weekly account. You can also use the on-site Search Engine to locate a particular topic.

Each installment includes a list of birds banded that week--usually with stunning color photos--as well as any notable recaptures of banded birds.

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January 2006

  • 01-07--#299--Seedy Silhouettes
  • 08-14--#300--Another Mystery Bird
  • 15-21--#301--An Epidemic of Bird Ticks?
  • 22-31--#302--Busy As A (Winter) Bee

February 2006

  • 01-07--#303--Black Vulture Demise
  • 08-21--#304--Aloe There: The "Oh-Sixers" In Costa Rica (Hummingbirds)
  • 22-28--#305--John Bachman: No Longer In The Shadow Of Audubon

March 2006

  • 01-07--#306--Those Brown Purple Finches
  • 08-14--#307--Twin Tales: The Owl In The Box (Great Horned Owl)
  • 15-21--#308--Signs Of Spring 2006
  • 22-31--#309--More Spring Miscellany: White Oak & Purple Finches

April 2006

  • 01-07--#310--Yellow-throated Warbler
  • 08-14--#311--An Hour With A Dragonfly (Blue Corporal)
  • 15-21--#312--Year Of The Moth (Agreeable Tiger Moth)
  • 22-30--#313--Crossvine: Haven For Hungry Hummingbirds

May 2006

  • 01-07--#314--Springtime DYC (Small's Ragwort)
  • 08-14--#315--Blackberry Winter
  • 15-21--#316--Mountain Lake, Virginia
  • 22-31--#317--Anglepod: A Different Milkweed And Its Pollinators

June 2006

  • 01-07--#318--Mimosa: An (Un)Welcome Visitor
  • 08-14--#319--Morristown NY: A Nature Travelogue
  • 15-30--#320--Sedges Have Edges . . .

July 2006

  • 01-14--#321--Wheeet! Bird In A Wood Duck Box (Great Crested Flycatcher)
  • 15-21--#322--Native Plants: the Cullowhee Conference
  • 22-31--#323--Mid-Summer Potpourri: Bugs, Butterflies, Herons, and Skinks

August 2006

  • 01-14--#324--Early August Composites
  • 15-21--#325--A Midsummers Night's (Spider) Dream
  • 22-31--#326--Long Live Our Hummingbirds!

September 2006

  • 01-07--#327--Killer Kudzu
  • 08-14--#328--Front Yard Fun Day (Mushroom, Toad, Orchid, Cedar Berrries, Oak Gall, Wheel Bug, Mica)
  • 15-21--#329--Caesar's Amanita: A "Typical" Mushroom
  • 22-30--#330--A Glorious (But Gory) Goldenrod Patch

October 2006

  • 01-07--#331--Hilton Pond Field Trips: Cosmic Coincidence?
  • 08-14--#332--Common Grape Fern: Safe Haven On A Tip-Up Mound
  • 15-21--#333--October Cornucopia: Winter Finches, Cryptic Moth, Ant Swarm, Sunflower Seeds, New Mammal
  • 22-31--#334--A Week Of Rufous Hummingbirds: Perdita, et al.

November 2006

  • 01-07--#335--White Throat, Yellow Lores (White-throated Sparrow)
  • 08-14--#336--Amur Honeysuckle: Another Invasive
  • 15-21--#337--Hummingbird Found far From "Home" (banded Ruby-throated Hummingbird)
  • 22-30--#338--Gochisosama, Yamagata: A Japanese Travelogue

December 2006

  • 01-07--#339--Early December In The Carolina Piedmont (Gray Squirrel, Grape Fern, Puffball, Virginia Creeper, Old House Finch)
  • 08-21--#340--More Encounters With Nature in December (Crane-fly Orchis, Moss Sporangia, Iron-ficing Bacteria, Junco)
  • 22-28--#341--16th Annual York/Rock Hill Christmas Bird Count (2006)
  • 29-31--#342--2006 Bird Banding Totals: Not Much To Crow About

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