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California Quail Nest

Leonard has a “California native plant” garden in our yard near Lookout CA (Modoc County). The garden is a natural area with native wildflowers interspersed among the native grasses, Indian ricegrass ( 266 more words


We moved to the boondocks!

So our live-in-the-sky experiment came to an end yesterday. It lasted 2 years and 3 months. For the first few months it was kind of neat to live high up but then the 45 stairs to get to the front door became burdensome. 575 more words


July 6th

Dry Fork Canyon

3:45 p.m. It is the third day of 100 degree Fahrenheit heat as I return to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail behind the University of Utah Hospital. 866 more words

Gambel's Oak

Quail Dad on the Ready...

The quail call started at sunrise right outside our bedroom window. It’s a panic-like yell intended to warn the brood that trouble may be near, so listen to dad.   93 more words


California Quail, Point Reyes National Seashore

I was in the Seashore several days ago. It was nice most of the day, but later the wind came up and then the fog rolled in.   41 more words

Watchful Quail

This quail is perched on a fence for a reason: the rest of the family is below in the bushes–his job is to sound the alarm if it is time to move,


April 23rd

Benefits of Nature – Part I – The Restorative Effects of Simulated and Wild Nature

3:00 p.m. On this overcast day, the parking lot is full and the stream still runs higher from recent rains. 1,204 more words

Blacked-Headed Chickadee