blue jays. flickers. great horned owl. hairy woodpecker. ravens. robins. hawks aplenty, 1 wingèd stoop. crows. a hornworm.* butterflies. bees.
2 coyotes. a skunk. rabbits, 1 juvenile. 2 fawns.
a ladybug in flight. wild raspberries. a tall sunflower grove.
*Whoa, sphinx moths can have up to a 14" proboscis.
**Amaranthaceae - spinach, beet, sugarbeet, chard, quinoa, 'pigweed family'
chives. some 3 dandelion flowers. it was a pine siskin, not a yellow sparrow, and there was a red-winged blackbird in cattails. skunk, deer, frogs, grouse.
spring dandelion-potato salad. cut hot cooked potatoes into washed fresh greens (the heat will slightly wilt and debitter). add oil, mint, caraway seed, chives, salt and pepper to taste. neat-o. checking edible flowers: lilacs, dandelions, elder on Pinterest.
dandelion: Asteraceae (genus: Taraxacum). edible in its entirety.
dried roots, for dandelion root coffee.
whoa. what a big melt. the daisies have new shoots. (and here i've been indoors picking fallen palm flowers from the rug, with tweezers.) it's like. it's like...
it's like half grass, half snow. w/chunks of ice. very unusually ... early! so, gave water, threw leaves, covered with snow. (not the fly)
Arecaceae (palm) | Asteraceae (daisies)
this year's sunflower. shady: it probably won't even open. which led me to think that it was birds. (not squirrels.) at any rate, a long spindly surprise.
so, in the tree. last year: under an eave in a sunny spot. and what a great year for birds it's been. a massive snowy owl. a six foot wingspan in a winter slomo dream, a funky yellow warbler in yellow autumn leaves. the patch of cedar waxwings. an awesome crow, took its HUGE bread chunk ..to a roadside puddle. the big awkward owlets.
phenology & plant families
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