The morning following Mama Squirrel’s strange behavior, both FD and I had missed seeing if or when she left her nest. It was common for us to see her head for the woods between 6:45 and 7:00 each morning, but I did not think much about it that particular morning. As much as I tried to… More Roll Up Kids… We’re Headed To The Woods!
My previous post, you may remember, was about a Hackberry tree we had decided to cut down that was looming a little too close to the swimming pool for our comfort. But after FD had trimmed only a few branches surrounding the first large limb to be cut, we saw a squirrel leap from the tree and make fast… More Evening Squirrel Watch
This time of year, when warmth returns and spring rains prompt growth, the landscape really comes to life. Birds begin migrating to the north, their chatter producing a cacophony of noise and song as they make their way through the woodlands. Mammals who have long slumbered or kept inactive over the bitterly cold winter months,… More It Is Of No Consequence
Lately, I have noticed hoards of Brewer’s Blackbirds congregating in the trees around the ten-acre ranch. They make their arrival well known as they fly in, finding perches in the tallest of trees, and making quite a racket all the while. I used to find the clamor of chatter and “chucking”, accompanied by shrill squeals, quite… More The Twenty-Four Hour Gift