The cutest hummingbird 💙

Yesterday as I was leaving the nature gardens, I saw this hummingbird. I hung out and observed him for a while and eventually he perched himself on a cactus and started preening. It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. 💙😊 I found an article at http://www.journeynorth.org, that talks about the preening…

My dad creates miniatures!

At 82 years young, my dad does an amazing thing: he creates miniatures! They are from kits, with hundreds of tiny parts. He has patience and dexterity (and vision!) to put all the tiny pieces together and build these fascinating creations. I took the beach house home once it was created (of course). What will…

Vanessa Atalanta butterfly

The Red Admiral or previously called the Red Admirable. From information found on Wikipedia this butterfly is known as an unusually calm butterfly, and will often allow very close observations before flying away. Unfortunately, I did not get very close, but was excited to discover a new-to-me butterfly on my walk this morning. As I…

The American Snout

One look at these butterflies and it’s not hard to know how they got their name! They really are a fascinating butterfly. I may have found them a bit dull because of the high number of them that hovered and landing all about. I suppose it’s only natural to focus on what may challenge us…

Smoke rises

This morning I decided to head out to our wetlands area. On Wednesday they did a controlled burn, generally an annual event in the spring. Last year they did not do the burn due to extreme drought. Instead they dug out areas of the reeds and grasses. It was quite messy, and I’m not sure…