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The Mourningcloak Butterfly

The Mourningcloak Butterfly March 2, 2020 As I walk along the riparian corridors in the Little Lake Valley, I notice that there is a large maroon or dark brown butterfly with pale-yellow ragged edges flying along beside me. It is not landing for very long making it...

The Lack of Rain

February 20th 9am The fact that we have not had much rain so far and it is late into February has me thinking of the weather patterns and their influence on wildlife, particularly on the birds. The days are perfectly gorgeous, with blue skies with sometimes billowy...

Week # 06 Bobcats in the Night and Day

Watch as these bobcats navigate the property. With a large home range, male territories often overlap. When this happens, a hierarchy is established with the larger males occupying a dominant role. Female territories are usually half the size of males. Notice the size...

King-o’-the Woods

February 3rd, 9 am. Today the frost on the ground is thick but the sky is blue and clear so I know it will warm up. I am at our upland site called Plasma, adjacent to Eastside road and heading for the valley oak woodland toward the north western edge. The first...