Category Archives: Field Notes

Lay of the Land

It’s A Girl!

The first of the monarchs (Danaus plexippus) I have been fostering on my kitchen counter this past month hatched today and it’s a female. Like any proud parent, I think she is perfect and beautiful! I feel hopeful for her future, but … Continue reading

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We Have Babies!

Last week when I spotted a female Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on my coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), my hopes soared that this year we might host a new generation of this imperiled species in our backyard. Today, I spotted a male and my … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Backyard Visitor

I was surprised and delighted to see this handsome fellow, a Great Horned Owl, in our backyard today.  They aren’t very common in our woods to my knowledge. In the twenty-seven years that I’ve lived here, I’ve seen only one. … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflower Walk

Walking in the woods in search of wildflowers is one of my favorite things to do in spring. Countless flowers push forth from the deep, leafy humus before the trees leaf out, taking advantage of the warm sunshine and completing their … Continue reading

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