Saturday, April 17, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Yesterday morning four mule deer wandered up the trail and into the yard. I had previously seen them in the adjacent field.
The Mule Deer are named for their very large ears.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The shy juncos have been here for perhaps two months now and can often be observed foraging under bushes and on the gravel driveway, stamping their little feet to get at some tidbit (a seed that's buried or a bug). I hear their clickety-clack "dit, dit" calls whenever I'm outside.
Monday, April 5, 2010
~A sighting today of the first butterfly of the season ~
These amazing butterflies hibernate all winter long in woodpiles, nesting boxes, tree cavities and other areas of the garden. In the spring the females lay their eggs on tree branches.