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What’s up with all the Red-winged Blackbirds this year?

We’ve been hearing a LOT of reports of high numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds (RWBL) in the area, even in places where there aren’t any wetlands. So what’s up? Science nerd here. Bear with me… I don’t know what’s up! So, the first thing I wanted to do was find out if there are, in fact, … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 271 – Quilling Cards (July 21, 2023)

New to the Shop this year are these beautiful quilling cards! Quilling is an art form that involves using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. These cards are a fair trade item from Vietnam. The employees are paid fair wages, and trained for six months as each … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 270 – Dog Bite Steel – Turning garbage into ART! (July 7, 2023)

  We had a lot of fun recently going to Dog Bite Steel in Uxbridge to pick out some new pieces! The shelves are now overloaded with these unique pieces made with recycled oil and propane tanks. J.P Schoss designs, cuts, and welds everything by hand and his wife Brenda paints them! Come down to … Read more

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