Birding with a Group

My friend Debbie was asked to lead a bird walk at our local library, and she asked me to come along to help.  I always learn a lot from Debbie so I was… Continue reading

Biodiversity Walk March 2016

Early in the month, I take a walk where I try to find as many species as possible.  Here are some of today’s finds– at least the ones where the pictures turned out… Continue reading

Bug Season Begins with a Bang

NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) had predicted a cooler, wetter winter than average for us, which I was looking forward to.  It was maybe a little cooler than usual, but I… Continue reading

Texas Stand-off

Usually on Mondays my sister calls to chat, and as soon as she does, an interesting bird appears.  I have gotten pretty good at pursuing the bird while we chat, phone in one… Continue reading

Texas Leafcutter Ants

Before we went to Lake Somerville State Park over the weekend, I actually did a little pre-trip research, and saw a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department tweet that Texas Leafcutter ants had built… Continue reading

Birding at Lake Somerville

For Valentine’s Day, my husband took me out for a great day trip that combined two of my favorite things, nature and textiles — first we went birding for a couple of hours;… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal

When we have cool weather, sometimes we come upon little animals that seem disoriented from the cold.  I take the opportunity for a quick photo opportunity and send them on their way. I… Continue reading

Favorite Books: Of a Feather

As much trouble as I have identifying birds using an array of binoculars, guidebooks, apps, and websites, I am particularly awed by the people who first explored North America and identified its birds… Continue reading

Lists and Life Studies

I am not the most alert birder in the world.  We used to live about an hour south of Houston, in Sugar Land, and now we live an hour and a half to… Continue reading

Armchair Homesteading

I love to read books about homesteaders and their adventures.  One of my favorites, Ruffles on my Longjohns, was written by Isabel Edwards, about the life she and her husband led living far… Continue reading