Thursday, June 1, 2023


We had just said, "If I were a bug eating bird, I'd live here,"  when we heard them.  High pitched calls back and forth.  They were a family of blue grey gnatcatchers.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Theme day: Smile!

The Theme Day for June is "Smile."  This guy wasn't quite smiling, but his mouth is big enough.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023


The meadow at Wilkerson Nature Preserve is springing to life.   These lovelies are Oxeye daisies, considered invasive but sweet.  (see here)

This one is a Helmet flower (see here)


Monday, May 29, 2023

Deer me

She was not curious about us, and barely even stopped her eating to check us out.  


Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Oven Bird

He matches the leaf litter that he's digging in.  He's an Oven Bird, the subject of one of Robert Frost's most depressing poems. (see here)


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Woodland village

The sign led us from the children's play area to a little village.

A creepy arch led us farther in.

Passing by strange huts

Winding through the trees.

Maybe it's the woodland wiccan village...?