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Seabrooke Leckie

writer, naturalist

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News and new developmentsSeabrookeSEguiderange

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:54:13 +0000

I’m waking this blog up (temporarily) to share some exciting news: David Beadle and I will be doing a new Peterson moth guide, for southeastern North America! Many of the details are still being worked out, but it will be … Continue reading

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Big Brown BatSeabrookebat1bat3bat4bat5bat6

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 06:30:00 +0000

I’ve been doing that thing again where I get distracted by other projects and forget to post here. Sorry about that. It’s been a busy month and promises to be a busy month to come. Here’s something from a few … Continue reading

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National Moth WeekSeabrookeChestnutSchizura

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:56:33 +0000

This week is National Moth Week, seven days of mothing across the continent (and around the world!) in celebration of these diverse creatures. From now through Monday the 29th, turn on your porch light, put out a blacklight and sheet, … Continue reading

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Common BuckeyeSeabrookebuckeye1buckeye2

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:52:00 +0000

A couple of days ago Dan brought me a surprise: he’d caught a Common Buckeye out in our fields. Buckeyes don’t normally occur here. They’re a southern species that only occasionally strays far enough north to be recorded in eastern … Continue reading

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The book tour recap; nature breakSeabrookecranberrygladesbog2bog1skunkcabbagePaintedTrilliumCAWA

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:33:35 +0000

I took a day off following the New River Birding and Nature Festival; I’d been on the road a week, traveling and meeting people and talking, and though I’d been enjoying myself, I really needed a day to recharge my … Continue reading

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Bear encounterSeabrookebear2bearbear3

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 04:11:16 +0000

Yesterday afternoon while heading out with the dogs to see if I could relocate a Common Buckeye butterfly that Dan had seen in our back fields (they don’t typically occur up here, so this was a really rare sighting), we … Continue reading

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Diurnal sphinx mothsSeabrookeHummingbirdClearwingSnowberryClearwingNessusSphinx

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 04:46:21 +0000

Our lilacs have been done blooming for a while now, but in the days following my return home from the book tour they saw a lot of activity from pollinators: bees and butterflies, flies and moths. Including these three, which … Continue reading

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The book tour recap, part 2SeabrookeNRBNF1NRBNF2NRBNF3NewRiverJulie-meNRBNF4NRBNF5nrbnf-guides

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 03:59:00 +0000

Mothing at the New River Birding and Nature Festival. Yours truly demonstrating her expertise by looking something up in her own guide, on the right. Two fellow bloggers among those on the left, Sara Stratton (blue shirt, centre) and Nina … Continue reading

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Baby bluebirdsSeabrookeEABL-boyEABL-girlEABL-girls

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 01:32:11 +0000

One of the nicest things about living at this property, I think, has been the bluebirds that have reliably nested in the box in the meadow a hundred meters back from the house. It’s probably the same pair returning each … Continue reading

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The book tour recap, part 1SeabrookeSeabrooke Leckie speaking in Dearborn, MIsigningdearbornOhio1Ohio3Ohio2Donna-me

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:44:00 +0000

(A [somewhat unflattering] candid photo of me giving the very first presentation of the tour, taken by Darrin O’Brien at the Dearborn, MI, event)  So here’s the post series on the moth guide book tour, finally! I didn’t actually take … Continue reading

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