I don’t know the final snow totals yet but Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 and into the morning of Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 we were hit with an outrageous blizzard in Rockford, Illinois. One of the news stations has reported 13.9 inches, our 4th biggest snowfall ever. The city of Rockford (population 150,000+) issued a state
We’ve been busy visiting over the Christmas/New Year break! Jennie and Dakota came home from Ohio and we had several parties and a lot of fun with five dogs in the house. Hope everyone had a safe holiday and here’s to an amazing 2011. This year is going to be a busy and wonderful one.
Hard to believe it’s been another whole year of Birdfreak.com. It has definitely been a busy one!! The two biggest events were: Eddie proposed to his beautiful soul mate, Stacia (and she said yes) Jennie and Dakota moved to northwestern Ohio after Jennie accepted a cartographer job for the USDA Some more highlights from the
I (Jennie, aka Veery) am writing a special post to wish my brother EDDIE (aka Birdfreak) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It usually does not matter who is doing the writing for Birdfreak.com. My brother and I write most of the Birdfreak posts. Other writers, such as our sister Susie and young birder Dakota (my 13-year-old) contribute
Although the “Birdfreak Year” began December 1st, the following are some of our top goals for 2010 in terms of birding, conservation, and other natural studies. Happy New Year!! 1. Further promote birding to young naturalists 2. Feature more content on gardening, especially native plants and birdscaping 3. Expand beyond birds into other natural studies:
The following stats in bold are from December 1st, 2008 through November 30th, 2009. Visitors Year 2: 35,877 Year 3: 66,265 +30,388 Grand Total = 112,356 Page Views Year 2: 68,254 Year 3: 119,743 +51,489 Grand Total = 212,313 Posts Year 1: 405 Year 2: 344
Birdfreak.com started three years ago today. Come celebrate with us as we look back at some highlights from this past “Birdfreak Year”. December 2008 We completed our Deer Run Bird Survey (as best as we could) We created and participated in the brand new Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count January 2009 We introduced a new
Six months ago, our aunt was visiting from northern Wisconsin. Her dog Dixie got out and took off. The entire family and an astonishing number of others helped with the search. We put up posters anywhere we could and e-mailed shelters within a hundred miles. Days turned into weeks and finally, we pretty much had