Squirrel Rock

Several years ago I got a camera trap (motion-activated outdoor camera) to learn more about who is around when I’m not. Over the years I’ve watched raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, birds, a woodchuck, mice, deer, a nesting duck, the neighbor’s cat and my dogs in … Continue readingSquirrel Rock

Pond Life

Over the nine years that I’ve lived here, I’ve been gradually creating habitat and homes for native wildlife.  It’s a slow, but rewarding, process.  We’ve left the lawn immediately adjacent to the pond unmowed since we arrived.  I’ve been planting native species and pulling weeds … Continue readingPond Life

Snow Day

There’s eight inches of snow on the ground with another four expected as the snow is continuing to fall.  The roads are slushy, snowy, slippery and dangerous.  Work called a snow day – stay home, stay safe. The wind periodically gusts blowing the snow sideways, … Continue readingSnow Day

Fall at the Feeders

As the seasons change, so do the birds that frequent my backyard feeders. The regulars are always around – the ubiquitous house sparrows, the happy house finches, and the daily morning visits of blue jays looking for their peanuts, always announcing their arrival.  The jays … Continue readingFall at the Feeders