I noticed that some salmonberries are starting to turn red. It will probably be at least a few days before they are completely ripe.
While hiking to Indian River Falls and back yesterday, I learned what a red breasted sapsucker nest sounds like. On the way up, I had heard what I thought might be young birds begging for food, but I could not seem to locate where the sound was coming from and after a couple of minutes … Read more
I hiked from Harbor Mountain over to Gavan Hill and down Gavan Hill Trail to town last Monday and noticed many flowers in bloom along the way. Here is a list of the different ones I saw (most of which I was fairly confident about identifying). Ground dogwood (Cornus canadensis) Stream violet (Viola glabella) Clasping … Read more
Last Sunday I was on my way to the beach when I got distracted by the sound of some birds that turned out to be winter wrens. There were at least two birds, but one in particular was quite active chipping and occasionally singing the distinctive winter wren song. As I sat watching and listening, … Read more
Went for a short walk to the beach today. The villous cinquefoil were still blooming in great numbers, although it looks like it will be a few more days (or possibly a week or so) before the black lilies are at the height of their blooming. One the way back, I noticed that the single … Read more
Melissa noticed some sort of beetle that was in our house and asked me to get it. When I picked it up, it made a snapping noise and I could feel it making a folding type motion. When I tossed it outside, it landed on its back and then it snapped. It popped three or … Read more