Archive for April, 2012


Turtles for Piper

April 28, 2012

This Note is for Piper, a young lady whom I met with her mother recently along the shores of Lake Holman. Piper liked turtles, and her mother was the kind… [Continued]

Juniper Hairstreak on Redbud

Quest Bugs

April 17, 2012

I don’t exactly keep a list, but there are several species that I know can be found in the local area, but which, due to rarity, difficulty in access, or… [Continued]

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Death to the Invader

April 10, 2012

It is the quintessential Dorothy Gale moment: “There’s no place like home.” How often does it happen that we travel afar for new adventures and new experiences only to discover… [Continued]

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Early Spring Wildflowers

April 6, 2012

The first wildflowers up in our woodlands are known as the spring ephemerals because they don’t last all that long. Their strategy is to to do it all–sprout, bloom, set… [Continued]

Black Swallowtail

April 3rd, 2012

April 3, 2012

Generally, I try to write about one topic in my Notes. Sometimes, however, especially in spring, I have days when I see so much, that I just need to toss… [Continued]


The Third Merganser

April 2, 2012

In late March and into April, water birds that spent the winter to the south pass over head, heading for their nesting grounds to the north.  Sometimes bad weather forces… [Continued]

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