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...
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...
Change is in the Wind

Change is in the Wind

Can you feel it? Nature is going through a change. It’s in the air, the ground, across the sky. The subtle creep north of dawn as it adds minutes of daylight. A south breeze that feels and smells different than a north wind. Bird songs floating through the air. Time...
When the Wild Things Happen

When the Wild Things Happen

My focus for 2022 is on phenology(seasonal natural phenomena). I grew up in this area but spent 37 years in central Texas. This is my second winter back here so even though I’ve been a naturalist for 45 years, I need to get my sense of timing back. Fortunately, the...
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