Squirrel at the Beach
I’ve never seen a squirrel on beach sand, but they do sit on the rocks that overlook the beach.
This weekend I was taking a photo class at a county park when I encountered a brightly colored snake exploring a rest area. It was calm and curious and I was unsure. Poisonous? I informed the “ranger” of my encounter and he, in turn, called on an associate who studies snakes. He said it was…
The Fearless Chipmunk
I was once chased by a chipmunk protecting its newborns. The dogs and I ran for about 100 feet with the chipmunk in hot pursuit until we turned the corner and apparently our pursuer did not. Took these shots yesterday of a chipmunk looking for food. I used a telephoto lens to be safe. Yes,…
This gray squirrel looks like its trying to blend in with the scenery until it’s time to move on. Took this shot with a telephoto lens–the squirrel was about 50 feet above ground, safe enough to pose for a minute or so.
A few days ago I took a photo of a black bear drinking water by a house in Truckee, California. I kept my distance as its size was daunting for an animal wandering among areas where people live. Yesterday, a California woman on a bike/camping trip was killed by a grizzly bear in Western Montana.…
The Most Common Visitors to Our Yard
As we shelter-in for most of the day, we know certain wildlife will visit our yard. Wild rabbits feast on Kenilworth ivy placed on an oak stump. Scrub jays land on various objects in their search for food. Cabbage white butterflies enjoy nasturtiums, at least those that have survived gopher attacks. Peace and good health.
Good News at the End of the Driveway
After watching more televised proof that our president is a fraud and a coward with no ability to lead the country through the pandemic, I found some good news at the end of our driveway where a wild rabbit, probably a few months old was chewing away at some runaway plants I’d been meaning to…
Kenilworth Ivy: A Rabbit’s Gold
From sunrise to sunset, wild rabbits wait by the oak stump in our front yard for their daily dose of Kenilworth ivy which grows in our backyard. The ivy once covered our front yard, but the rabbits couldn’t resist, so that ground cover is gone. Here are shots of this fast spreading vine at the…
Yesterday afternoon I was able to take a photo of a wild rabbit living in our front yard. This little guy blends in with the surroundings as he waits patiently for a handful of kenilworth ivy that will be placed on an oak tree stump. We’ve been feeding rabbits ivy for the past two years.