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The Seasons of Bird Watching

How Meadowlark Ridge reminded me to reconnect with the joy that bird watching can provide

When I was growing up, I remember sitting with my grandparents and watching the birds outside their window with a pair of binoculars. The birds were abundant but I mainly remember the three of us seeing many Cardinals, thus making them one of my grandmother's favorite birds.

After living at Meadowlark Ridge for only a few weeks, I noticed how our bird feeders, and the variety of trees and plants, created a playground for many feathered friends. The diversity of birds that visit the property throughout the year is remarkable. The variety of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers has contributed to the sightings of over 40 different bird species. These birds have been seen on the grounds throughout the year as the seasons change.

Closeup photo of the head of a Cardinal

Female Goldfinch perched on the side of a bird feeder

Male bluebird on top of their birdhouse and female at the birdhouse opening
Bluebird Couple on their birdhouse

Our three guest rooms here at Meadowlark Ridge are named for the following birds: Cardinal, Goldfinch and Bluebird.

Whether it is looking outside your room's window, sitting on our front porch, or taking a walk on our trail you are guaranteed to experience the sights, sounds, and the healing powers of reconnecting with nature. There is something very relaxing about watching a bird looking for food, flying from branch to branch, or singing in the fresh air. Here are a few unique birds captured from this year while they were visiting us here at Meadowlark Ridge Bed & Breakfast.

Indigo Bunting perched on a yellow rose bush
Indigo Bunting

Cedar Waxwing perched in a cherry tree while holding a cherry in its beak
Cedar Waxwing

As a child, I was fascinated by the sight and sounds of birds and now as an adult the feeling has returned. Meadowlark Ridge is definitely a place to reconnect with nature whether it's strolling through our woodland trail or relaxing on the grounds.


"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?" David Attenborough

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02 de out. de 2023

Bird watching is so calming. It’s amazing how man species of birds you can see there at the bed and breakfast. Amazing pictures!

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