I haven’t posted about my Walnut Tree in a while. I am following it as part of the Tree Year 2011 project (click on the banner on the right side of my blog to see more). As you can see it has now fully leafed out, which actually makes it a bit tough to . . . → Read More and See Photos: Deer Damage
Two Mule Deer have been visiting our backyard on and off for the past few days. They’ve done a nice job of eating my plants. They appear to enjoy the new growth on most of the plants while leaving the older leaves alone. They also like eating the flowers off of my fringe cups. . . . → Read More and See Photos: Mule Deer in the Yard
The sun finally came out for a bit today! There is actually blue sky above my Walnut Tree.
Squirrels live in our woods and our yard all year-long. They all appear to be non-native however. This one in the Walnut Tree is likely an Eastern Fox Squirrel due to its reddish tint and . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel Trash
Slugyard is participating in The Tree Year, a creation by dreamfalcon. Bloggers all over the world are observing their own specific tree for all of 2011 and writing about what they see. I have chosen the walnut tree in my backyard.
The Tree Year March Challenge asks us to watch our tree for eleven . . . → Read More and See Photos: Tree Year March Challenge – Walnut
Today was the day- first Skunk Cabbage flower of the year! This one is growing in the creek in our backyard.
Why is it called Skunk Cabbage? Brush against it and take a whiff- you’ll figure it out! The smell isn’t too overpowering, but it is unmistakable. These plants flower very early and . . . → Read More and See Photos: First Flower for the Deer?
Underneath our walnut tree are many, many, old walnut shells. Many are split in half and the edible nuts inside are long gone. This one was a bit unusual though- it had this hole on both sides of the shell.
Looking closer, the marks on either side of the hole look like grooves. . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel Food
My wife and I saw these Mourning Doves during our neighborhood hike on Friday. There were about ten of them all together. She noted that she sees them over here a lot. I wonder why.
OK, got it. One of the neighbors has a “ground” feeder. I was impressed at how well the . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel and Doves Get Along
My neighbor Ben took this photo on his way to work yesterday morning. It’s a bit fuzzy, but that is a coyote in the middle of our street. Possibly it is a member of the pack of which I posted photos from my backyard earlier this year.
Coyote interactions with humans seem to be . . . → Read More and See Photos: Coyote in Early Morning Twilight