Our neighborhood has seen a major increase in deer sighting at all hours of the day. Yesterday, near the grounds of a middle school, two dead deer were found, partially eaten. Several people say a mountain lion may have been involved in the attack. Three nights ago in front of our house two coyotes eyedContinue reading “With Deer Come Predators…”
I live 3,000 miles from the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge which is a mere 26 miles from Manhattan’s Times Square. I grew up near the swamp and every ten years or so, I visit it to bring back memories of when I was a kid with a furtive imagination.
Anne took this photo yesterday of a tiny toad sunning on a ceramic mushroom. I was amazed she was able to spot the toad–about 1.3 inches in length–in the first place.
Yesterday started out with a large cup of coffee and…three kittens in what we call “bee alley” (our side yard formerly devoted to bee hives). Nearly impossible for kittens to access the alley. Didn’t see a mother. I checked with a few neighbors but no one was aware of a recent litter of kittens. TookContinue reading “Surprise Visitors”
For the last four mornings a fawn has been “sleeping” in our front yard behind some shrubbery. I called the local SPCA wildlife rescue team for advice. Here is the story: If the fawn is not crying or moving around anxiously, then it is most likely under the care of its mother–do not touch it,Continue reading “Visitor with a Story”
Rabbits and quail have one habit in common: they both love to scamper across a road to the other side. This little one used to hang out in our front yard, sometimes it would meet up with some quail–everyone got along. Rabbits and quail continue to visit,. Peace.
I was walking Ivan near the ocean this week when I saw a squirrel staring at me. Ivan was too busy sniffing plants to notice the stare down. Pulled out my camera–the staring continued. Click! We left.
Yesterday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park a family of humans met a racoon family out for a stroll. I’m accustomed to seeing racoons at dusk, not in the middle of the day. This spot is near a busy street and rows of old apartment buildings that face the park. Peace.