Category Archives: Bugs

More critters 6_5_24

A pregnant thrasher and a tiny white-lined sphinx moth showed up this evening in our little courtyard garden.

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Critters and clouds 6_3_24

It’s late Spring and the higher temperatures mean the last of the brightly colored western tanagers feeding on the oranges we leave out. We found a large Achemon Sphinx Moth (a relation to the smaller sphinx moths that are abundant … Continue reading

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South Carolina 9_2023

Took a wonderful trip to see good friends in Greenville, South Carolina and were treated to the many beautiful tree covered mountains and gurgling streams. Nice to get a dose of green (and the cool temperatures and low humidity made … Continue reading

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August flora and fauna.

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Flocks o’ fauna

Another collection of the wildlife spotted around the casa over the last few days (along with some video). As more rain moves in, more critters are out. It was especially nice to see a coyote out looking for prey and … Continue reading

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The flowers, birds and bees

Some shots of the desert cactus blooms that are still happening despite the heat. And one last look at the thrasher young ‘uns.

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Spring garden flowers

Irises are in full bloom as well as the wildflowers in the greenbelt.

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Even more September critters!

Our local goat herding service helping with weed control, a camouflaged coyote, baby bull snake slithering on the road and a spooky tarantula on the march in search of a mate (that time of year for the spider’s migrations).

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Fourth of July 2022

The sphinx moths are about as close to fireworks as I will get today.

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Garden critters 9_8_21

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