bilingual, En español, Nature, photography

To Be or Not Two Bees

Early spring in Wisconsin is the time for ground bees. I had never noticed these earth dwelling creatures before I lived in Madison. Ground bees are not aggressive, often solitary and they make up 70% of bee species! There is a new tradition to avoid mowing the lawn in May, so that these beneficial insects […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Back Yard Mystery Guest Number 2

As I was heading out the door to pick up Eagle from school, I saw an animal in the back yard. This time it was one with a furry tail. The creature was standing near the spot where I saw the opossum the other day. Are we becoming a wildlife corridor? In the sixteen years […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

FOTD: Mystery Vines at the Park

Thursday morning I walked home from the dentist and saw three types of vines covering a park fence. Two I recognized: maiden’s bower and morning glory. The third was mysterious; I’m hoping a reader can tell me what flower it is. Good morning; clean bill of health at the dentist and lovely flowers to boot. […]

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Nature, photography, The Americas

Slowly Hiking a Flower Filled Forest

The cool of the woods with the beauty of the prairie. That is Governor Nelson State Park. Feels like a whole day’s outing, when it’s twenty minutes away from our house. The taller flowers that are about to bloom are called Joe Pye Weed or Eutrochium purpureum. The yellow ones are sunflowers Helianthus montanus, as […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of the Day: Combo Poppy

We have volunteer poppies in the vegetable beds. I encourage my weeding helper to let them live because a special variation evolved: white and red poppies. They turn up almost every year. I’m thrilled to see their cheery petals this summer. See Debbie and Friends’ great photos at Six Word Saturday #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature […]

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