“People often ask me how it is that I seem to be so much at peace. There is a primary reason — and it is available to all who wish to have it. Here’s a simple prerequisite to attaining peace at that level. I invite you to observe the beasts, birds and fish and let them teach you. Let this be a daily routine and life, as you know it, will never be the same.”
– Eddie Bo

Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 320 - News From Vermont

While I have been enjoying a little time off things have been happening in Vermont.

First, there was a bit of a Franklin's Gull fallout along the East Coast of the USA.  Some of those gulls were spotted in Vermont, bringing their total to 266 species for the year.

More importantly, I received word from my friend Tom Berriman that there are upwards of 10 species sightings in Vermont this year that need to be reviewed by the Vermont Records Committee and are not presently included in their total of 266.  If these records are accepted that would push Vermont's total to around 276.

It appears I have my work cut out for me.  I think it will take at least 280 species to win the race.  While this is achievable on my end it will take some luck and a good deal of riding.  I have plans.

Stay tuned!

The Score: Vermont 266, Green Big Year 270

More later,


  1. Well that's a dirty trick, lulling you to sleep like that.

  2. Well I am awake now! Stay tuned ...