Quiet Lives

Quiet Lives

The world around us can be quite loud. But what is being said? Can all be heard? June was the busy time for neighborhood birds. House wren parents loudly called to each other during their non-stop search for food as their youngsters clamor, “feed-me” in the nest box....
Getting to Know  Who

Getting to Know Who

Turtle nest, disturbed by a predator Oh, June, nothing like summer time to embrace wonder about Whos – who nibbled on a newly planted flower? Who was growling-huffing loudly in the night? Who dug a hole in the garden? (And given the different sizes there may be many...
The Class of 2022 is Starting to Take Off

The Class of 2022 is Starting to Take Off

Across the country, the next generation is graduating and moving on, the culmination of a decade-plus of growing pains and nurturing by parents and a village of others. The future is full of high hopes as well as unpredictability. May to June is also a time of wild...
On the Quest

On the Quest

My morning walk is a quest to enjoy the wild side of my neighborhood. Unlike some creatures I don’t really have a goal; I just like the serendipity, like a coyote crossing the road ahead. But lately in my yard I’ve become the quest – for food by a very different...
May Day

May Day

Spring is here! Although March 20th was the vernal equinox, May 1st is the half way point to the summer solstice; the Sun has had time to warm up the soil enough for plants to spring back to life in their annual performance. Culturally, this day recognizes laborers...