This past Saturday I spent several hours doing yard work, and in the process saw bees, wasps and several species of butterflies.
Greetings from the Town of Herndon, Virginia, located in Fairfax County. For the past week, Gayla and I have been visiting our son, Jeremy, and his little family as we welcomed granddaughter number three — Virginia.
This past week we tallied the votes for our annual wild bird photo contest at all three store locations, and it was interesting to see the results.
On Tuesday of this week, I had a speaking engagement in Phoenix for the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs at the Valley Garden Center, located less than a mile from the State Fairgrounds.
Early Monday morning as I was driving to Flagstaff for work, I received a phone call making me aware of a rare bird sighting at Frances Short Pond in Flagstaff.
Weather-wise, I think October is my favorite month of the year.
We live in a day and age where there is a lot of pessimism, and a lot of bad news.
It is not uncommon for birding and nature festivals in Arizona to offer field trips where you can go birding on a bike, or on a bronco or by kayak.
In sports there is an expression of how important it is to “show up.” When it comes to wildlife observation, probably the most critical skill is to be observant.
This has been a busy week for me with five speaking engagements.