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Category Archives: Nature
Growing up in Houston, I heard these bugs every Summer. At times it was pretty loud when they would all reverberate together. You could also find the exuviae (or exoskeletons they would leave behind after moulting). When we first moved … Continue reading
Unusually cool temps in the 40’s in June (!) encourage us to go on a hike up near the Santa Fe Ski Basin on our favorite trail along the North Fork of Tesuque Creek. We discover infestation!
Hike on Trail 201.
I love watching the creeks as the water bubbles and swirls on its way downstream. Here are some closer looks at the Winsor and Big Tesuque creeks from our last hike in the mountains.
We get a head start on Memorial Day and hike up near the Santa Fe Ski basin.
A storm is moving in.
The video is of the black-chinned hummingbird (in the photo above) doing its mating flight. Males fly up and down in a U-shape in front of a female. This flight is pretty short; they usually fly up pretty high and … Continue reading
Birds, bugs, snakes and flowers all making appearances now that the temperatures are warming up.
Our first visible nest of the Spring. These birds seem to like our casa as they are always hanging around.
Three of these fellows are now fighting over the feeder. They are also doing the mating flight where they dive and ascend in a u-shape over a resting female while making a buzzing noise. Fun to watch.