Notes from the Wild
On cool September mornings, dew reveals the intricate weavings of spiders.
Monarchs are children of the sun. The boldness of Sol this summer has energized their life cycle.
Nighttime flyers with a sweet tooth! (ironic considering they have no teeth at all!). If you plan to host a dinner party for them, a mélange of sugary foods and alcohol is called for.
With its glorious pink and white blossoms and thumb-sized pouches, this orchid is perhaps the most exquisite of all our wildflowers.
Cecropia moths: Strange and wonderful phantoms of the twilight world.
On warm evenings in April and May our hills awaken to the life affirming voices of spring peepers. Their shrill calls stir the winter weary soul.
Don Scallen introduces us to three species of salamanders that are starting to appear in our hills. The first half of April is salamander time in our hills.