A profusion of viney goodness.Continue reading
Some weeks back we saw a pair of Carolina wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus) flitting about inside our screened porch. We thought they had wandered in and were trying to get out. But soon it became obvious they knew not one but two ways in and out.
Then we noticed they had built a nest in the pot of a hanging plant. That seemed silly, and they seemed to have abandoned that quest.
But today I saw the mama wren going in that nest. And here’s what’s inside the nest:Continue reading
Gretchen was working at the potting table under the end shelter when she noticed something odd right by the table. It was Francine, our friend the softshell tortoise, in from the woods, laying eggs in the same under the shelter.
So we fenced the dogs out until she politely asked to be let out. Then I put Continue reading
Snowmaggeddon was a good day to stay off the roads, so I took a kayak on our pond. Saw buzzards, heard some ducks and probably a beaver. Lots of plants looking very strange.
Movie: Ice floe (21M), Starting out
Movie: Wind and ice (16M), Beaver houses
Movie: Icy beaver dam (20M), Between dams
I did eventually break the ice for the dogs, but then they said the water was too cold. Lots of odd stuff during Snowmageddon.Continue reading