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
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?
My sons and their friends found these bones in the woods behind our house. What animal are they from? Since the skull is several inches long, we immediately figured it was from a large mammal.
Here is a closeup of the skull. What do you think? Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of . . . → Read More and See Photos: Bones