DEERFIELD — It was 200 million years ago, but what’s now Franklin County was already teeming with life.The area was landlocked, far from the earth...

PHOTO: Pondering pigeons


Two pigeons endure a spring snow flurry in Charlemont on Tuesday. They are likely wondering what season it is.

PHOTO: Strutting their stuff


Two wild turkey toms display their feathers around hens foraging in a Montague field..

PHOTO: Spring is in the trees


What appears to be an American Kestrel sits in a birch tree near the Great Swamp on North Street in Whately on Tuesday afternoon.

I’ve been an avid birder for the past 30 years and an increasingly focused data collector for the past ten. Especially when it comes to the birds...

Local children learn about big-brained birds


TURNERS FALLS — During their week-long school vacation, children in Turners Falls learned that “bird brain” may not be such an insult after all...

PHOTO: Graceful takeoff


A mute swan uses its over 6-foot wingspan to take off and fly across the Power Canal in Turners Falls on Tuesday.

AMHERST — A new study of songbird dehydration and survival risk during heat waves in the United States desert Southwest suggests that some birds...

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