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

Resident Ducks

Sunday morning, my dog, Bridger, was particularly interested in two spruce trees at the edge of our yard.  With all of the wildlife that comes and goes, I was curious to see what he’d found.  I went near where he was and cautiously looked under … Continue readingResident Ducks