Bird 97

In my quest to document all the birds that visit our farm, I was happy that this week I was finally able to photograph a White-eyed Vireo here.  I hear them all the… Continue reading

New Birds and Bugs

In my quest to document all the wild species that appear here on our farm, I am always excited to identify a new species.  So far this year, I have gotten two new… Continue reading

A Lovely Spring Afternoon

We have been having phenomenal weather, cool, breezy, and clear.  The trees are leafing out, our winter birds have moved on, for the most part, and the insects are zooming around purposefully. I… Continue reading

Birds on a Water Break

This past week we were at our place in the Texas Hill Country, and I had been working near a water trough for about an hour, when suddenly birds started flying in.  This… Continue reading

A Walk to Harvest Native Grass Seed

Last December, while other people were out finishing their shopping, I went out walking with a small group, to gather native grass seed from a remnant prairie.   It doesn’t look like much.… Continue reading

Unusual Pair

We caught these two on the wildlife camera this past September.  Unfortunately the light wasn’t good and there was hardly any contrast in the photos, so I used Photoshop Elements® to make them… Continue reading

Wildlife Cam 2017

My daughter and son-in-law put a wildlife camera in the creek bed at our property in Central Texas.  That place is about 300 miles to the west of us, in a region that… Continue reading

The Gift of Snow

It’s lovely to get a light touch of winter.

Weird Science

I love to read old books written by naturalists.  When I am reading about, for example, a woman riding out on horseback to spend a long lazy afternoon watching the nesting habits of… Continue reading

Praying Mantis

Quite often while we are out doing yard work, my husband will stop what he is doing and bring me a bug.  I almost always have my camera with me and I stop… Continue reading