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'
that was weird. temperatures are up and down and up and ... found a september photo of a hare, also in cement series.
note: one side of ear is white, and the black tips stay all year. the rain lasted an hour, then winds, then snow, then a clear cold sunny day.
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, garden hardiness zone 4
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