Warm Colors of July

 

A Certain Young Wizard’s Favorite Insect…

…would have to be an Owlfly, wouldn’t it? I saw this insect fly past today and land on a stalk.  It looked long and skinny and plastered itself against the stalk, but as… Continue reading

The Elusive Bird 90

My husband and I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau nature specials, and we sometimes like to imitate him in our bad French accents when we talk about the “elusive and dangereuse” wild animals… Continue reading

Just Some Pretty Pictures

Life and Death on a Wildflower

The Brown-eyed Susans are in bloom, and they are busy places in the insect world. This time of year there is so much wildlife moving around, I can barely keep up with editing… Continue reading

Tiny Freshwater Creatures

Usually these posts highlight the birds and insects I see on my daily walks, but I don’t want to neglect the underwater creatures!  I made a little net out of an old embroidery… Continue reading

The Rat Place at the Rat Time

Just a few days after I saw the Corn Snake, I saw a snake swimming across our pond.  One thing I’ve noticed is that some snakes swim with just their heads out of… Continue reading

Battle Scars

We have had so much rain lately, but today there was finally a break so I ventured out to see what wildlife I could find.  I saw these two dragonflies chasing each other… Continue reading

A Great Week for Raptors

On a Thursday afternoon, I saw Mississippi Kites flying over.  These birds are one of the easiest for me to identify even though they fly high up, because their silhouette is so simple… Continue reading

Two Butterflies, Three Tips, Two Questions

One small, one large, one white, one black — both beautiful!  Two new butterflies for our species list. A few weeks ago,  I went to a butterfly talk and I learned a few… Continue reading