hawks. owls. badger. bear. deer. beaver. ground squirrels, red squirrels. chipmunks. dragonflies & damselflies. bees & butterflies. clovers. fireweed. paintbrush. quite a few mushrooms.
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'
rain and hail and mist and hot and 2 dragonflies. blue jays. robins. chickadees. sparrows. a kestrel with 1 sparrow. hawks. red-wing blackbirds.
a bat. trying to determine butterflies. so there's a white admiral that's actually black with white bands, quite a few. an orange-black with jaggedy wings, or its white rim is an illusion of jaggedness. painted lady? red admiral? monarch? fluttery white ones, and tiny in-the-grass ones.
conclusion. butterflies are difficult to chase and gone in split seconds. 4-dot ladybugs. several big (edible-looking) mushrooms. gophers. thunderstorms. centipedes.
thinkin' 'bout whether, semantics, phenology, plinyfroggy frondspores, &plant families. garden hardiness zone 4a
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Blogs of interest
A Wandering Botanist
A Wildflower Journal
Pencil and Leaf
Randy Stewart Design