Identifying Birds

When you’re trying to learn about native animals …. On a bluebird sky day, hiking on a serene trail, I saw this beautiful bird. Trying to identify birds is a challenge for me. Colors, bill size and shape, and geography are all useful in identification. I returned home with clear photos thinking it was aContinue reading “Identifying Birds”

Taking a closer look

One of my favorite things about being a mother and a teacher is how children view their world. They see things we overlook. This photo from a few days ago, demonstrates that I was not only the teacher, but the student. “I like noticing details that no one else sees.”

Shades of Green

Green the color of both strength and relaxation harmony Symbolizing life, renewal, energy, growth healing powers creating hopefulness and optimism balancing the sun and ocean the center of the rainbow Sorry, Kermit but it is easy to be green. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 Green is also my dear friend Sophia’s favorite color. This post is written for herContinue reading “Shades of Green”

Fascinating sights in nature

On a recent hike, we noticed what we thought were spider webs on trees along the trail. Upon further inspection, they each contained a large number of caterpillars. This is new to me so I’ve done some research and there are several species of caterpillars that construct silken shelters or tents. These caterpillars will turnContinue reading “Fascinating sights in nature”