POTD 8/31/20

August 31, 2020 - BEAUTIFUL DAY at the beaver pond
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POTD 8/30/20

August 30, 2020 - FINCH FOOD - Female Goldfinch is not waiting for these sunflower blooms to dry before diving in.
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POTD 8/29/20

August 29, 2020 - Hairy Woodpecker....Female Hairy Woodpecker scales a maple tree hunting for bugs....I had mis-identified this one as a D...
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POTD 8/28/20

August 28, 2020 - BIG HUMMINGBIRD YEAR - We have had lots of Hummingbirds this year and they have frequented every blooming flower in the...
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POTD 8/27/20

August 27, 2020 - LET THE SUN SHINE THROUGH - I love clouds...as they always add interest to my photographs. But since we installed a sola...
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POTD 8/26/20

August 26, 2020 - Monarch Butterfly laying eggs in meadow - Monarchs lay 300-500 eggs in a two-five week period. They attach the eggs, whi...
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POTD 8/25/20

August 25, 2020 - HAVE A SUN-FLOWERY DAY
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POTD 8/24/20

August 24, 2020 - HEY CHICK - We had not seen the Turkey chicks this year until yesterday - when the new Moms brought their chicks to the...
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POTD 8/23/20

August 23, 2020 - EASTERN NEWT ON THE PROWL - Rain brought out the Newts today. Land form of the Eastern Newt - "Red-Spotted Newt" - is ca...
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POTD 8/22/20

August 22, 2020 - JUST PASSING THROUGH - Cedar Waxwing in Wild Cherry tree. Waxwings live an itinerant life, moving continuously in small...
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POTD 8/21/20

August 21, 2020 - GROWING INTO CARDINAL COLORS - Juvenile male Cardinal is starting to show adult colors. They fledge a with dull brown fe...
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POTD 8/20/20-1

August 20, 2020 - FIRST MONARCH CATERPILLAR - We had several Monarch caterpillars last year - most made it to butterflies. We are excited...
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POTD 8/19/20

August 19, 2020 - MONARCH SIGHTING - We have not seen many Monarch Butterflies this year...happy to see this male in the garden yesterday.
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POTD 8/18/20

August 18, 2020 - BABY BIRDS - We have had lots of baby birds this year...This juvenile Chipping Sparrow sat puffed up to more than double...
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POTD 8/17/20

August 17, 2020 - GOLDFINCH AND SUNFLOWER
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POTD 8/16/20

August 16, 2020 - NO SEEDS PLEASE - My Go-To guides for bird information are field guides and David Allen Sibley's books - Guide to Bird L...
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POTD 8/15/20

August 15, 2020 - FLOWER POWER - The Hummingbirds have had offspring - and the flowers in our gardens are buzzing with Hummers and Bees....
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POTD 8/14/20

August 14, 2020 - SUMMER NEARLY OVER - This male Scarlet Tanager is starting to molt from bright red summer plumage to yellow-greenish win...
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POTD 8/13/20

August 13, 2020 - EYE ON THE CHERRIES - Pileated Woodpecker visiting cherry tree. They announce themselves loudly - but are hard to spot i...
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POTD 8/12/20

August 12, 2020 - GRASSHOPPER LOVE - It seems like I've been running into lot of LOVE in the natural world this year. Grasshoppers have se...
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POTD 8/11/20

August 11, 2020 - UN-MONARCH - News of Monarch Butterflies in trouble the past few years has us on the look out for Monarchs return each y...
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POTD 8/10/20

August 10, 2020 - MONDAY BLOOMS - The birds are CRAZY in our yard now - so there are more bird photos to come - but a Monday Bird Break to...
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POTD 8/9/20

August 09, 2020 - Nuthatches cling to the bark and can move in any direction. They do not use their tail for a brace when climbing - just...
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POTD 8/8/20

August 08, 2020 - ASH TREE DRAMA - The Mountain Ash tree off our patio is teeming with birds right now - lots of bugs, berries and sapsuck...
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POTD 8/7/20 also

August 07, 2020 - FAVORITE FLAVOR - We planted red Petunias this year for the Hummingbirds.
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POTD 8/6/20_2

August 06, 2020 - TELL TAIL - Many species of birds have a habit of pumping or bobbing their tail and many possible explanations have been...
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POTD 8/7/20

August 06, 2020 - With the abundance of caterpillars and other bugs around this time of the Summer - the birds usually at our seed feeders...
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POTD 8/6/20

August 06, 2020 - TELL TAIL - Many species of birds have a habit of pumping or bobbing their tail and many possible explanations have been...
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POTD 8/5/20

August 05, 2020 - CRAZY WITH CATERPILLARS - This year seems to be a big one for caterpillars. So many different kinds - and SO many. This...
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POTD 8/4/20

August 04, 2020 - BEE HERE NOW
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POTD 8/3/20

August 03, 2020 - Immature Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker is loving our Ash tree to death. Sapsuckers get their name from a distinctive habit of...
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POTD 8/2/20

August 02, 2020 - WING AND A PRAYER- Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly with damaged wing. This guy is lucky that the damage is to the margin an...
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POTD 8/1/20

August 01, 2020 - PHOTO OF THE DAY - The Hummingbirds are starting to visit the flowers - spending less time at the feeders.
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