The Chickadees have moved out of the bird box which should relieve the Bluebirds who have kept watch on it. The Bluebird couple have been back scoping out the now vacant house. I’ve seen them do this for a few days: Mr & Mrs will fly around the box, Mr will hang on the neighbor’s… Continue reading Bluebirds
February 2nd is Groundhog Day. February is the end of hibernation for Groundhogs and the beginning of mating season. Groundhog Day celebrates this rodent because rumor has it they can predict the future. Whether or not the Groundhog sees its shadow we’ll either have another 6 weeks of Winter or Spring is right around the… Continue reading Groundhogs and Your Garden
We’ve had quite a bustle in our hedgerow this weekend. After I added an extra bird feeder near the azaleas, the neighborhood birds have been feasting like crazy. Cardinals, Titmouse, Yellow Finch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Towhee and more have made my yard their dining room. Placing the feeder near the hedgerow of azaleas provides… Continue reading Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?
Not all sunflowers produce seeds. Sad, but true. Mine are drying up and hopefully I’ll have seeds beneath the pollinating flowers.
Two frogs in my garden Hiding in the rocky ledge Eating the ants that stream past Trying hard not to fall off the edge. ~e saunders
Having flowers grow under your bird feeder adds to the excitement of summer and birdwatching. I have a mix of sunflower and other seeds in my feeder which hangs next to a Hummingbird feeder. The seeds fall to the ground daily as birds visit and pull out what they want to eat. Some ground feeders,… Continue reading Bird Feeder Gardening
Today I planted Sweet Peas and Crooked Necked Squash. The Brussels Sprouts, Celery and Potatoes are doing well. Dandelions are growing. No sign of bunnies. The grass is greening up in the yard which is great for my dog. She’ll have plenty to nibble on for a while and I can put the Pet Grass… Continue reading Dear Journal:
Monarchs will be heading north around the end of March, maybe sooner. My milkweed is getting itself ready for the invading butterflies. My plants have new leaves, new shoots, new flowers. Keep track of the migration with Journey North. They have maps you can track migration of monarchs and other critters. As a citizen scientist you… Continue reading Milkweed
Are they building a nest or reserving this spot for later?