Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

A few “in the field” macro shots of various things.. At the moment I’m not as good as identifying algae and fungi so I’ll leave the titles out. I’d embarrass myself making a feeble attempt. Anyone who knows names and wants to ID these guys.  I’ll happily rewrite this and post it for all to […]


Let’s talk birds… I kept putting out seeds and in December, when six feet of snow fell and the temps dropped to six below, I felt pretty happy I did. The chickadee’s, red-breasted nuthatches and a few dark eye’d juncos fed, then “slept,” then fed, then “slept” and well, you get the basic idea. (That also seems to be […]


I went out to Pierre Lake and found a completely frozen body of water. I had posted on the area last summer (here is the link in case your curious what it looks like in the summer.) On the drive we ran into a…. Western Meadowlark  (Sturnella neglecta) And I had one of those off […]


It’s late so I’ll spare the talk and just get down to the photographs….. First shot; this was an adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) however, he was directly in front of the sun. I liked the way the silhouette looked so I kept it. FYI: I did check on the 2nd year juveniles and they seem […]


It took awhile! Today the crossbills finally landed on my feeder and then waited in line patiently for the feeder to open up. I’ll explain that in depth. There is a huge (about six story high) ponderosa pine right next to my feeder. All the birds (in general) are patient and wait tucked in that tree […]


To be real I have to admit it was two days. The birds have flocked quite graciously to my home. If I wander away from the feeder area I don’t hear a sound so I always end up coming back. I thought I’d take a moment to describe (along with photos) two interesting things that have […]


I blame myself – I really do. With all the kids being sick, then myself, and now my hubby I had sadly, forgotten the birds. Today I went out and found one feeder with a lot of activity, only half full and it was snowing again. (All other feeders were empty.) I noticed that the birds […]


…and today is one of them. Yesterday I was running a 102 degree temp because my kiddo’s brought an illness from Orient school and the fever finally broke late last night. So I went back to the buttercups and took a shot at about six o’clock in the evening. The sun had not completely set […]


I almost forgot to post these. Some Western Bluebirds checking out the accommodations we were attempting to rent out. Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) Now jumping forward in time (to March 22nd) I had mentioned to Tom (Monarch) that my husband and I had been married outside. During the whole ceremony a Meadowlark had sat atop […]


why? well, it’s a funky year. Hubby’s birthday was the 21st, our anniversary yesterday and of course Easter today.  Happy Easter all! So I’ll limit myself. Snow Buttercups One of my favorite shots of the week, coming in for a landing, and… Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea); Joe and I went out on a hike yesterday and heard this extremely […]