Tag Archive: nature

My Favorite Snake

My favorite snake showed up the other morning. I love the bright turquoise stripes on this Western Ribbonsnake, and the beautiful lines it forms as it moves. The last time I saw this… Continue reading

Early November Afternoon

A wealth of wildlife this afternoon… Besides these, there were others who didn’t stay still for a picture – Eastern Bluebirds, Pine Warblers, a Ground Skink, and two small Southern Leopard Frogs.

Favorite Nature Writers – Anna Botsford Comstock

About nine years ago, I came across The Handbook of Nature Study in a used book store.  It was a 937-page book about teaching children how to study nature.  This edition was from… Continue reading

Green Lynx 1, Paper Wasp 0

I take about a hundred pictures every day, and try to edit and tag them every night, but I don’t always get to them on time.  This is one I took back in… Continue reading

Ooh! So Creepy!

(I hope you, like me, hear the voice of Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd, host of Monster Chiller Horror Theater, when you read the post title.) Here, for Halloween, are some of the… Continue reading

Gorgeous and Green in More Ways Than One

If you saw just this first picture, you might think I was into making some fantastic jewelry — But it is really the back of a female rainbow scarab.  I found her in… Continue reading

Two Changes for You, One for Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Singular Sensation.” Three suggestions for nature encounters: One) Keep an open mind. If you are a person who is afraid of nature — of spiders,… Continue reading

Distinguishing Swallowtail Butterflies

—and one mimic. I am not a person who can readily identify birds, dragonflies, or butterflies “on the wing”, at least at first.  I need to take pictures, and then sit down with… Continue reading

Breakfast with the Birds

  Both of these species show up here occasionally.  It was a treat to see them together.