Notes from the Wild
Night Hikes – A purposeful walk along a path, playing a flashlight over leaves, branches and trunks will reveal wonders.
Katydids are seldom seen, because they camouflage so well with greenery.
Caterpillar food plants will summon egg-laying female butterflies to your yard. Then, if sharp-eyed, you may find the minute eggs. More likely you’ll find the caterpillars.
With a few exceptions, chrysalides are designed to be overlooked, to allow the wondrous alchemy of metamorphosis to proceed undisturbed.
The success of bluebird nest boxes tells us that we can help wildlife, if we care enough and have the will.
Spring wildflowers are a varied lot, many graced with fanciful names that fire the imaginations of children and adults.
If you love birds, and you plant trees or shrubs this spring, please choose native plants.
Mastodons fed largely on the twigs and branches of trees but undoubtedly enjoyed fruit as well.
Blue jays are villains – winged brigands with a penchant for raiding the nests of other birds to devour eggs and nestlings.