The eggs hidden in the rusty tool box have hatched. Hatchlings hoping the camera will feed them. Haven’t been able to spot the parents yet. If anyone knows what species this is, please leave a comment and let me know. Perhaps they’ll develop some more identifiable features before they fledge.
I’ve been in Portland the last week, attending a graduation, visiting my son, and catching up on computer-related work. I’m heading back to the yurt and garden in Wallowa County tomorrow. I’ll be unable to do much on the internet without a long trip to town, so I figured I’d better post the garden photos […]
Just discovered that the content from my permanent pages (e.g., about, species of the week, humor) has disappeared from the public eye. It’s odd because I still see it in the editor, so hopefully it hasn’t gone too far. But iff you click the tabs above, you will get a blank page. It suspect it’s […]
In a post several months ago, I pondered where Pacific tree frogs go after breeding in watery places. I don’t have a general answer for that question, but I found this one hiding under some clods of dirt in my northeastern Oregon garden.
I was trying to loosen up soil to plant some tomatoes and almost poked this guy with my gardening fork. Good thing he was bright green. He burrowed back into the clods while I ran for the camera. I had to move dirt aside to get a close-up.
He’s so darn cute, here’s one more:
In three months of writing this series, I have yet to cover a mammal, or any species with big teeth or claws. So this week, I ponder a mammal with both. It’s the land animal with the largest range in the Americas, from southern Canada to to the southern tip of the Andes: Felis concolor, more commonly known as cougar, mountain lion, catamount, or puma.
I retired from teaching at an independent high school several years ago to free up time for writing and growing food. One of the things I miss most about it is the connection to all the wild creativity that comes from younger generations. Several days ago, I attended the graduation of students I taught in […]