Category Archives: Nature

Blue wasp nests?

We kept seeing really blue wasp nests on the ground around the garden shed in May. Lee and I are completely puzzled and Google searches turn up empty. Has anyone else seen this before?

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Turkey Vultures unite

We have a flock of Turkey Vultures that live in the trees by our house during the spring and summer. Every evening they will land in the tree tops and rustle around getting comfy. It’s something Lee and I look … Continue reading

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Mystery of the missing poultry feed

When you keep livestock you expect to lose a small amount of feed to wildlife. We store our goose ration in an open barn, and the wildlife tax has occasionally been collected by some animal chewing the corner off the … Continue reading

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Oregon grape

Mahonia aquifolium The Oregon grape is blooming along with everything else. Spring is in full splendor here.

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Praying Mantis

I was taking a cart load of debris out of the garden when I noticed a Praying Mantis on the gate. I only noticed it because I was trying not to bash the gate with the cart wheel. We saw … Continue reading

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Garden scampi

I was weeding around some garlic when I first saw “the bug”. I thought it was a bee and I didn’t want to get stung so I stopped weeding the garlic. The next day I was weeding around the squash … Continue reading

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Did anyone catch the eclipse on Sunday?

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Rabbit sighting

Lee and I had just finished unloading 20 sheets of drywall when I took a walk around the side of our house. I turned the corner and let out a shriek. Our half blind cat Jack had been hunting and … Continue reading

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Bug hiding in plain sight

I have no idea what it is but it blended in well with the cabinets.

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Spring is coming

Plants are blooming outside. I guess that means warm weather and longer days are on the way.

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