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Loving People Who Care for Nature

Preserving the environment brings its own rewards

A scarlet tanager atop a tree. Photo by the author.

It was a double-your-pleasure moment.

We were all standing on the deck of the cabin when my wife spotted a bright red bird at the top of a tree 40 yards away. Through the binoculars, I quickly found it. The bird’s jet black wings nicely contrasted with its radiant red body.




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Bruce Stambaugh

Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, photographer, lover of nature. I write about what I encounter along life's wild and wonderful way. I blog at

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