A Road Runner Egg

I found an egg on the ground. It looked like a smaller long and skinny version of my chicken eggs. It was perfectly in between the size of a wren egg and a chicken egg. It was a middle sized egg. I thought, what bird laid this egg? After some quick research i realized it …

I Know Why the Old Tree Died.

I had seen the old tree in the employee parking lot of my former job and noted that it wasn’t doing very well but i didn’t think anything of why. It wasn’t my tree. I wasn’t sure what circumstances it had lived through. so i never gave much thought as to why it was struggling …

Sassafras

When i realized i couldnt walk i went to the local eclectic shop in town and bought a handmade walking stick. I named it sassafras after the wood it was carved from. There was a story about the wood and the maker on the little card attached to it. Sassafras helped me to get around …

This Year’s Additional Orb Weavers

Usually i write a separate post for each orb weaver where i detail their differing personalities but honestly this year i havent been home enough to fully appreciate them. Working 7 days a week i barely discover them but admire them in passing…

A Long Way from Home

i found this alien looking creature in the yard. It was very large for an insect and had these menacing looking pinchers on the front of it. After interviewing friends and neighbors i realized it was a male dobson fly. Though it looked menacing the pinchers were actually meant for use during mating and it …

Ailith

I found another orb weaver with a giant web stretched between two trees. This one is located in front of the tool shed right before the orchard. I named her Ailith. Now Tove has a neighbor. I am ecstatic about the existence of both of them! There are two giant ones in May already. This …

Study of a Pollinator in the Wild

I was outside working in the yard when i noticed a bee on a thistle. It was so consumed with its task it didnt seem to notice me, and so i decided to stop and watch its behavior for a while. I mean, how often do we get a glimpse into the daily activities of …