Our Natural Places

Monthly Archives: May 2022

Header Image: Least Bittern Clear skies and the wind had subsided. Two hours before sunset. I had a sudden notion to wander along the western shore of the lake where the sinking sun would provide strong but warm light as I peered into the reeds and trees lining this side of the lake. I knew there were breeding egrets and herons here, but would their nests be visible? When attempting to learn… Read More

Header Image: Moonflowers (Ipomoea alba L.) 5/15/22, 9:09 p.m. 5/15/22, 10:55 p.m. 5/15/22, 11:48 p.m. 5/16/22, 00:31 a.m. Enjoy your search for a natural place and come back for a visit!

Header Image: Black-necked Stilt When is a birding patch not a patch? The word “patch” denotes something small. Talk to a birder about their local patch and it will usually turn out to be a city park, part of a forest, coastal area, wetland – but near home and with a chance to see a fair diversity of birds. The patch is a spot where a birder can go often and is… Read More

Header Image: Halloween Pennant – (Celithemis eponina) Our daily human existence is boring, busy, chaotic, emotional and all things in between. We have jobs, chores and responsibilities. Our precisely organized schedules are interrupted by unforeseen circumstances. Loved ones need our attention. We need the attention of our loved ones. Bills must be paid. Politics are ignored but nevertheless intrude rudely into our lives. We plan for the future and the future of… Read More

Header Image: Pricklypear In Bloom “As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” – John Muir “Where would you like to go?” “Out.” The morning air was cool and Gini almost wished she had worn that sweatshirt. Almost. As it always does, the sun rapidly rose above the line of cypress trees on the eastern side of the small lake. Residents of this… Read More