Christine’s walks: birds and insects in the rain

by Christine Hanrahan Dodging the rain showers and gusty winds, I spent several hours walking around the garden looking for birds, plants, insects... Naturally, the latter were scarce and had to be looked for under leaves, huddled against stems and branches, seeking shelter from the rainy weather. I did see a pretty common spring moth [...]

2018-02-19T03:24:54-05:00May 23rd, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: mid-May 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Black Walnut in bloom It was a blustery, coolish day at the garden, but as always, there was much to see. Starting with birds, the kestrels were flying around the barn, a green heron flew to the pond, red-winged blackbirds, tree swallows, chickadees, yellow warblers, song sparrows, one lone white-crowned [...]

2018-01-26T18:17:49-05:00May 16th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: FWG on 1 May 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Eastern Phoebe It was our first real scorcher of a day at 25 degrees C (anything above 15 C is a heat wave to me). I was expecting to see butterflies, even perhaps a few spring azures, as I've seen them elsewhere recently, but no butterflies showed themselves to me. [...]

2018-01-26T18:14:56-05:00May 2nd, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|