A Walk in the Woods

A cabbage white butterfly

Further afield

The search for butterflies this past holiday weekend took this blogger into the neighbor’s field full of wildflowers. After this weekend’s dreary start, Labor Day…


Thank you for your cooperation

This week brought a very cooperative ruby-throated hummingbird who stuck around for several photo opportunities. It would appear that the speedy bird is a juvenile male ruby-throated…

A fritillary butterfly feeds on some ironweed.

All in the family

The late summer wildflowers are starting to show their true colors. Those brightening up the fields and woodlands include ironweed, goldenrod and Joe-Pye weed. Some…


Rain, rain

Rain, rain … wash the humidity away. While the region gets a break from the high humidity for a few days, the damp weather has helped the…

An orange daylily

A change of scenery

A recent visit to Heart’s Content in the Allegheny National Forest near Tidioute resulted in seeing some flora not usually seen in this blogger’s neck…

A female ruby-throated hummingbird on her nest.

A little surprised

Relying on one’s eyes only in the woods could lead to the failure to observe some of nature’s neatest surprises. While walking beside the neighbor’s…

A twelve-spotted skimmer dragonfly

Dragons of the pond

Buzzing around the neighbor’s pond are literally dozens of kinds of dragonflies and damselflies. These amazing insects can be difficult to identify especially from photographs….