This weeks Get To Know Your Neighbor goes to the friendly groundnester, the Killdeer. You may find a sweet little Killdeer like I did, plodding along a gravel road adjacent to some open fields near water. The field will likely be well-groomed, cut short, no taller than an inch. Mayhaps at a golf-course or open… Continue reading Killdeer! No, don’t kill deer, its a bird!
There is an empty-seeming fire house---it looks more like a tin barn. A while over (several country roads), there is a gas station, though it is here, near the belly of Kentucky, it is an Indian Grocery store (as I’ve heard it called) which I find interesting. The roads are long, and so is the… Continue reading Sandhill Crane Day
Photoblog one of many, I'm sure A snapshot of one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure of being during my time on earth. I fell in love with nature, life and myself in this magical and wonder-ful forest. Beyond the gates that lead to the empty, untempered forest that healed and… Continue reading Bernheim, a photoblog
A Photoblog! There is so much to be seen, resting right under our noses are some the most beautiful spectacles on the planet. What's on your roadside? Sometimes the (not so) rare beauties are sitting right next to a piece of garbage or in the center of a median. Create a searching image for beauty,… Continue reading Roadside Attractions: Frost
Cactus are quite a unique plant with quite unique strategies for surviving in harsh conditions. Some of the most unique and interesting people I have met are those who have developed unique strategies to not only survive harsh conditions, but grow and love through them. https://phys.org/news/2016-03-cactus-purifies-contaminated-aquaculture.htmlCheck out this link to an interesting article about these… Continue reading Rising On A Cool Night
This week's Get to Know Your Neighbor goes to the Least Tern! The Interior Least Tern, to be specific. The 'that's a mouthful!' version of his name you ask? Sternula antillarum athalassos. Like many shore birds, the Least Tern has shown heavy population decline in recent years. Their population falling a staggering 88% between 1966… Continue reading At Least We Still Get A Tern
In this weeks Get to Know Your Neighbor... Wildflower of the week goes to...Asiatic Dayflower! Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Dayflower Family (Commenlinaeae) There are many common Dayflower you may encounter throughout your life and certainly your day. If you live in the more Mid-West to North Eastern part of the United States like I do,… Continue reading Get to Know Your Neighbor!
Frogs and Toads have been some of my most beloved creatures on the planet since as long as I can remember. I don't know if it had to do with the literary influence of Mr. Frog and Mr. Toad or the fact that my first stuffed animal was an African Bull Frog or that I… Continue reading I Sure Do Know How to Pick(-erel) ‘Em!
Have you ever seen a woodcock dance? He puts on quite a show. A Woodcock is a small bird, a little stockier than a Robin and with a beak about 2 inches long. Its eyes sit alert, high on the top of its head. Some new studies theorize they may be able to see 360… Continue reading A Fall of Woodcock