Rescued Hummingbird

This afternoon we rescued a hummingbird from the garage. The tiny bird went in while we were all busy in the backyard and some how couldn’t get out even though the doors were wide open. For almost fifteen minutes, it kept flying high hitting the ceiling and becoming distressed. It seems that these tiny birds…

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Garden Orb Spider

The Summer vacation has come and gone. The kids are once again back to school and I’m finding it hard to believe that September will soon be here. Mother Nature has been so wonderful lately that I didn’t get to do much in the garden. After Wednesday’s light rain however, I had some clean up…

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One Interesting Afternoon

I have kept busy finishing a few backyard projects and tending to my Gardens. We finally caught one of the many Pocket Gophers which have been digging holes and leaving mounds of dirt all over my front yard. What a relief! I found a couple of holes at the far end of my backyard and…

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Critters After the Rain

While walking in my backyard this morning, I found an insect resting on the leaves of my Coleonema Pulchrum. I searched online and found it to be an Ichneumon Wasp. I can’t tell if it’s a male or a female but I read somewhere however, that for most Ichneumons, the females have long ovipositors (sometimes…

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