Nature Study

Pond walk

I’m considering starting a separate blog for nature posts. The idea of a second site to maintain has never really appealed to me before, but I seem to have so many photos and nature-related thoughts that a blog more narrowly focused on the subject might actually work. But in the meantime, I can’t resist sharing… Read More Pond walk

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Nesting News

Mrs. Robin has laid a full clutch of eggs under our noses. Her nest is awfully near the ground, and awfully near the front door. But we’re all on the alert against predators and have even altered our lifestyle to the extent of letting the dog out the back door instead of the front door… Read More Nesting News

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Back yard nature notes

Mrs. Pileated visited our back yard this morning and brightened the overcast for a little while. Obviously I haven’t mastered the art of photographing birds in flight. But even blurred, the pattern of coloration on the outspread wings is dramatic. She harvested what she could, then flew away. There is a robin’s nest in the… Read More Back yard nature notes

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Birds and blooms pt. 1

I’ve seen a few birds out and about lately. We’ve had a return to some chilly, overcast, damp weather that hasn’t been conducive to venturing into the great outdoors, but whenever possible we’ve tried to get out and enjoy some sun. I’ll save the blooms part of my title for tomorrow — after I learn… Read More Birds and blooms pt. 1

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Right place, right time…

The girls and I were thrilled to discover a pileated woodpecker nest! Both adult woodpeckers were at the entrance when we caught sight of it. This is the male, and he is probably incubating the eggs. What a delight it will be to observe this tree over the next month!