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From Cougars to Butterflies

My camera came back from the shop nice and clean!! I had a “scratch” it looked like on the sensor, but it was just lint or something. 134 more words


Distractions, Distractions

I’ve been trying to ignore everything going on outside the windows while I finished up All’s Fair in Love and Wolf–two red-bellied woodpeckers, cardinals, house finches, blue jays, bluebirds and house wrens coming to eat. 185 more words


Here, at Summer’s End

Where the summer went I don’t quite know. Although it’s not official for a few more days yet, I can tell that it’s over. All around me the world is ready and moving into fall. 507 more words


Inspiration is everywhere!

Inspiration is everywhere!

Yesterday, I got some new neighbors. Here they are…

Aren’t they amazing? The best part is that I’m going to get to watch real magic being performed before my very eyes. 166 more words

Blog Posts

Monarchs Over Fields of Gold

In recent days the life cycle of monarch butterflies has unfolded before my eyes. My post on late summer white-tails will have to wait.

Monarch caterpillars are feasting on the leaves of milkweed, with several sizes or instars visible. 116 more words

Nature Photography

A Skipper, a Ladybug and a Monarch Caterpillar on my Honeyvine Milkweed

Look what I found on my Honeyvine Milkweed yesterday afternoon. A skipper, a ladybug and a Monarch butterfly caterpillar!

This is a Silver-spotted Skipper  He was pretty flittery, and then when I read about him I found out that is a trait of skippers, which are… 304 more words


Monarchs and Milkweed

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed August posts to be centered around a particular squirmy insect…

In early August, my mom gifted us a beautiful tropical milkweed plant, which has apparently been quite popular with the monarchs. 247 more words