Dinner!

Feast issues in the animal world…  

Damselflies

We have had a very warm November.  Last night we had some rain, and then a cool clear morning, but by this afternoon it was about 75 degrees again.  As I walked near… Continue reading

Wasp Mimics, Plant Toxins, Possible Dyes, and Some Really Big Words

During the summer I take way more photos of bugs than I have time to identify.  As I edit them, I print one out, mark it with the date, and toss it in… Continue reading

Beneath My Feet

Sometimes as I walk in the woods, I see a tell-tale splash of white on bark and fallen leaves, that tells me a large bird has been roosting in the tree above.  Then… Continue reading

Guest Post: Will’s Nature with Minnows

This weekend my husband and I shared a significant anniversary, and unbeknownst to me, he arranged ahead of time for it to be filled with visits from family and friends.  It has been… Continue reading

A Comforting Poem

I have been reading a little book I bought for a dollar from the used book shed of the Marfa Public Library, out in West Texas.  The title is Earth Prayers, and it… Continue reading

Armchair Homesteading – Grace McCance Snyder

Grace McCance Snyder moved with her family to homestead in Nebraska in 1885, when she was three years old.  She lived there all her life, (except for four years in Oregon) and wrote… Continue reading

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

For the last few weeks, whenever I walked past a certain thicket, I would hear a Geiger-counter of a scolding start up.  I would think that any bird scolding me for encroaching on… Continue reading

Super Moon, Night Two

I had so much fun photographing in the dark on Monday night, that I went back out last night. First of all, I noticed two fish, stationary in the shallows of our pond. … Continue reading

While Waiting for the Super Moon…

…I noticed insects utilizing the dog fennel plants. Dog fennel, also known as Yankee weed, looks lovely and feathery in the summer, like asparagus fern.  But this time of year it looks blowsy… Continue reading