Thanks to eagle-eye Anne, this morning I finally got that baby bunny picture I’ve been after since first spotting them in May. This little cutie, barely bigger than my coffee mug, is probably from a new batch. They grow up so quickly. Meanwhile, have you ever had that experience when you just get yourself allContinue reading “Lots of visitors this morning…”
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Everyone’s out for a morning stroll
Man, this string of beautiful mornings is really something, eh? Even the critters seem to be feeling it, and here are two out making the most of it. The turtle was at the disc golf first tee, and the toad was in line at the beer garden. I let the turtle play on and toldContinue reading “Everyone’s out for a morning stroll”
Ladies and gentlemen…the Beetles!
Well, one beetle, at least. You’ve got to know by now that I’ve been dying to use that headline for days, and today’s the day I just couldn’t wait anymore. If any of you are gardeners, you know darn well that if there’s one beetle, there are sure to be more, right? I found thisContinue reading “Ladies and gentlemen…the Beetles!”
Thank goodness their mom was able to find some native milkweed after such a long flight, eh? I hear the non-native milkweeds are actually bad for the monarchs. Thus, the less-than-fastidious lawn mowing in the park this summer is serving a greater purpose, it seems. Meanwhile, the yellow salsify (Tragopogon dubius) has opened just outsideContinue reading “Heirs apparent!”
Smoke on the water…
The bright sun on warm days and a clear, cool night made for a nice mist rising off the pond this morning. It would be a great morning for swimming lessons, if any of you are old enough to remember taking swimming lessons in the local pond on cold summer mornings. I’ve got only oneContinue reading “Smoke on the water…”
More babies and bugs
I am very excited to report the sighting of another duckling! This time it’s a good-sized blue-winged teal on the river with its mom on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. You may recall that we first saw the Mr. and Mrs. on the pond back on April 11, when we still had frost on the grassContinue reading “More babies and bugs”
What a bunch of babies…
Yesterday, long-time reader Dan stopped by, and we went on a field trip down the west side of the river to North Ave and back up the east side, about 3 miles round trip in the fabulous Milwaukee River Greenway. I brought my camera, just in case, and am sure glad I did, but let’sContinue reading “What a bunch of babies…”
Birds go ballistic!
Yikes it was a cold morning for June: 50°F, and the wind made if feel like 45°F. I had to break out a fuzzy hat, and maybe that’s what set off these red-winged blackbirds. I was just walking around the pond on the paved path, minding my own business, and they were simply not havingContinue reading “Birds go ballistic!”
A butterfly bonanza!
It was another cool morning, but maybe too cool for some critters. There was not a lot going on. Oh sure, the squirrels and rabbits were going about their business, and robins where everywhere, but the pond was empty until one female wood duck flew in, there were no deer to fear, and I haven’tContinue reading “A butterfly bonanza!”
Drama in the high trees!
Man! What a super deluxe morning. The air was calm, cool, and crisp, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but let’s get right to the action! Several Baltimore orioles took exception to where a crow had perched itself, and they expressed their displeasure with great enthusiasm. The crow stuck it out for quiteContinue reading “Drama in the high trees!”