Pink eggs!

Pink eggs!

 If you remember I posted on  9-6-2020 about some eggs I found on Eastern Red Cedar. They have not hatched but… To my delight some are turning pink. Look at the little knobby hairs at the top. These eggs are only about one millimeter across! Fingers crossed for hatching soon!

Cool and wet day

Cool and wet day

Wow, love this cool day and the rain. We have gotten .8 inch but I have heard some of you got 1.5 inches. Just wonderful! Before the rain came this morning, I found this dead luna moth. Its wing span was about 4 inches. I don’t see them real often and the caterpillars even less….

Montague County drive about

Montague County drive about

 Had to get a drive-about before the rain…fingers crossed! Rough-winged swallows were our first stop along the side of the road.  We also had first of season American kestrels.  Other birds of the day were Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, doves, Loggerhead Shrikes, roadrunner, red-shouldered hawk, vultures, White-eyed vireo and one mad-at-us Carolina wren.  Then…

Tapioca Slime mold

Tapioca Slime mold

 This is photo I took back in June of this year. This relates to the previous post about the mushroom digesting. I updated that post about it digesting and NOT digesting itself as I had told y’all. Anyways, here is a slime mold….  tapioca slime mold (Brefeldia maxima) I have seen some slime mold that…

Mosquitos!

Mosquitos!

  The mosquitoes are back with a vengeance! At least this girl won’t be getting my blood. This handsome fella, Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea), showed up at my backdoor last night.. He had just emerged. You can tell because in the top photo you can see his wing has not fully pumped up. Females…

Fungus and flowers!

Fungus and flowers!

Another warm day. Counting down for the days to cooler weather. 🙂 Gracie stood in the water for a good 6-8 minutes. She wants the cooler weather too. Thiers’ Lepidella (Amanita thiersii)  Closeup. It was pretty white and the surface had a moist feel. A polypore, a Ganoderma species. Looks like a bowtie I thought. Underside…

Saturday and humid out.

Saturday and humid out.

 Well, I still must get outside. Gracie says so too. Gracie finds a way to cool off. Palafoxia (Palafoxia callosa) a hard to see plant that likes limestone type soils. Mine is in the my driveway. Pretty tiny flies were visiting. Don’t know what it’s is name. Underside But I made a cool spore print. …

Yellow bumble bee

Yellow bumble bee

 Yellow bumble bee was the highlight this afternoon for me. I looked for birds but didn’t find much in the way of our feathered friends….phoebe, cardinal, Great blue heron, egret and heard a white-eyed vireo. Yellow Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus) on  cowpen daisy. It was a busy bee. Rucker’s Pond Unit 55 was full and…

It was wet, eh.

It was wet, eh.

We got 3.61″ over the last few days. Just wonderful! In the last post you could see our pond filled back up. Yesterday afternoon, Gracie and  I went over to look again. Dragonflies and damselflies were all over. Many were laying their eggs. I felt sorry for them because the pond does not hold water…

Rainy afternoon

Rainy afternoon

 Good afternoon! We have gotten 2.73″ rain this morning. Gracie and I went to check it out. Our front pond completely filled but not quite over flowing yet. Dragonflies and frogs love it. The eryngo –Eryngium leavenworthii  is really getting to its peak. Giant ragweed is sure pretty even tho….you know  And has a pupa…