Entries by Roland D. Hallee

SCORES & OUTDOORS: Update on birds

SCORES & OUTDOORS by Roland D. Hallee As an update to my column of two weeks ago about the disappearance of birds from our backyard feeders, I have done some more research, and received some feedback from readers. Through the dog days of August, it is not unusual to see and hear fewer birds. The […]

SCORES & OUTDOORS: It takes many generations of Monarchs to complete migration

SCORES & OUTDOORS by Roland D. Hallee A little while ago, while watching the National Geographic’s channel on television, I saw an episode of a series called Great Migrations, and became very interested in the Monarch butterflies, who are among the most intriguing of the migrating species. The monarch, Danaus plexippus, is probably the best […]

SCORES & OUTDOORS: Big green caterpillar

SCORES & OUTDOORS by Roland D. Hallee Last week a reader sent a photograph of a caterpillar that she couldn’t identify (see photo). The photo she sent shows the Hyalophora cecropia in its fifth instar (stage) of development, or the cecropia moth caterpillar. It is the largest native North American moth. The female moth has […]