Wouldn’t be summer if this old squirrel didn’t show off the most striking flower around our natural ponds, and backyard ponds.
Here in the east, that’s Cardinal Flower, … 51 more words
This past Saturday (Aug. 30), my partner and I met up with a friend for some informal kayaking lessons and a guided tour of one of the gentle, flatwater sections of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. 266 more words
One of my favorite times to visit Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains is late August. Most people, myself included go to see the huge deer bucks with velvet covering their antlers, the bears feeding on wild cherries and the wildflowers. 109 more words
Like most birders around the world, I’m fascinated by hummingbirds and love watching them. Early August – about a month before their southern migration – is my favorite time to observe and photograph: populations have peaked, natural food sources like Touch-me-not, Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower are blooming, and, last but certainly not least, I have an opportunity to visit a friend who attracts huge numbers of hummingbirds. 71 more words