When I Became a Birder, Almost Everything Else Fell Into Place

«Countless fragments of unrooted trivia that rattled around my brain are now grounded in place, time and personal experience.» A wonderful essay about the delight of finding something that helps you connect with the world around you.

From Weekly Filet #488, in May 2024.

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