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The Thirsty Bird Drinks

April 6th, 2011 by Sy Montgomery

He was alive. He was living in Jamespur. Knowing that was enough.
It had been years since I’d heard from Girindra, the Bengali boatman who had opened his handmade home, his large loving family, and the world’s largest tiger reserve and mangrove forest to me. Finally, four years after our faithful correspondence of 15 years abruptly [...]


April 4th, 2011 by Sy Montgomery

Here in southern New Hampshire, our April this year begins with predictions of 6 to 12 inches of snow. But no matter: last week I saw my first large group of returning robins, over by the Dowse’s yard, clothing the red maples with wings and song. “Remember one long winter in the country when [...]

The BP Oil Disaster: Sorrow and Resolve

June 10th, 2010 by Sy Montgomery

A food supply poisoned. Thousands of miles of U.S. territory laid waste. Ecological devastation, livelihoods lost, and the effects to last for decades.