Tag Archives: conservation

Walktober 2017 – Hawley Bog

I’m joining Robin at Breezes at Dawn for her annual Walktober meme. Anyone who wants to share a seasonal walk is encouraged to join posting by Oct. 28. Click the link for details and watch for the round-up post at the … Continue reading

Posted in Field Notes, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , | 80 Comments

World Turtle Day

May 23 was World Turtle Day.  “This is a busy time of year for many turtles who are traveling to lay eggs. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads and, if you can do so safely, lend them a … Continue reading

Posted in Field Notes | Tagged , , , , | 56 Comments

Happy Earth Day

Honor Our Mother Earth

Posted in Field Notes, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , | 71 Comments

Laundry, Earth Day and Meditation

All my life, I’ve hung my laundry to dry on a clothesline when the temperature is 40F (4C) or higher. To some, it’s rather quaint and old-fashioned, but to me there is something reassuringly domestic about seeing clothes hung on … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 114 Comments

Bobcat

My neighbor called today to let me know that our resident bear has returned from hibernation, larger than ever, visiting their compost pile and bird feeders last night. As they usually get the first visit, it’s nice of them to … Continue reading

Posted in Field Notes | Tagged , , , , | 64 Comments

Eastern Wild Turkeys

About two dozen Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) strolled through the yard today scouring the ground for tidbits. Omnivorous, they especially favor acorns, other tree nuts, seeds, berries and insects. Although we’ve had freezing rain all day and the lighting was … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Field Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Weeds

American goldfinches (and lots of birds) love all sorts of seeds! Consider leaving seed heads for the birds to forage. Coneflower (Echinacea), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Sunflower (Helianthus), Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis), Thistle (Circium, Caduus) and Cosmos are just a few favored … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments