W.C. Fields is often credited with saying, “Never work with animals or children.” In show biz, it’s because they’re not always easy to direct – and they can upstage the star.
In Forest Hills, animals often are the stars – of our homes and of the national park in our backyard.
Marjorie Rachlin, our nature columnist, has been educating us about all kinds of wild creatures that inhabit our yards and Rock Creek Park. Her most recent article was on the insects and animals that keep us company throughout the winter, and ways you can make their stay a little more comfortable. (And don’t forget this article from December 2012. It’s literally for the birds.) Next, feel the warmth of spring with the blooms, butterflies and bees that make merry in May. And she reminded us that we can still get out to enjoy and learn about nature even in the coldest weather – with a visit to the Rock Creek Nature Center.
A wild turkey thought the month of May would be a good time to visit Jane Solomon.
In June, Marlene Berlin found out what to do about a young faun that was seemingly abandoned in her backyard.
What were your favorite wild and wonderful animal sightings of 2013?