May 15, 2012
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of tanka poet Mokichi Saito, who died in 1953. Even among those unfamiliar with the life and works of Saito, who was born May ...
December 09, 2011
I wrote about "mejiro" (Japanese white-eyes) in this column in the summer, and received many letters from readers, some of whom sent snapshots of these yellow-green birds....
November 18, 2011
Sparrows, perhaps the most familiar of all wild birds, are a vanishing species.
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