Backyard Almanac: "rivers of redpolls"
Plus great stargazing thanks to earlier sunsets, and the uncertain nature of aut-win
Some areas got some snow last night. Does that mean aut-win is over?
The man who coined the term sets us straight, plus all the birds you can see going - and arriving - at Hawk Ridge, goldenrod and aster might look dead but they're still busy, and if you want to get rid of buckthorn, it's easy to find right now.