Currently in our corner of Northeasten California it is deer and waterfowl hunting season – a lot of people walking around with guns. Thus Leonard and I were surprised to see this coyote (Canis latrans) standing in an open field … Continue reading
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A cold spring with frost at all the wrong times and a very dry summer decimated our fruit crop this year. Only one pear tree had a little fruit. Where last year the mule deer had apples, plums, pears and … Continue reading
It has not rained in Big Valley for several months and for over a month temperatures have been unusually high – a stressful time for all flora and fauna, including humans. Recently Leonard and I noticed birds in our yard … Continue reading
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A male house wren (Troglodytes aedon) will often build several nests in an attempt to attract a mate. Each spring a male house wren spends days cleaning out and building a nest in a wren box outside my kitchen window. … Continue reading
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For nearly twenty years striped skunks (Mephitis metphitis) have lived under the bunk house just outside our front door (Modoc County CA). It has been peaceful relationship with no odiforous moments. Leonard and I like our resident skunks – they are cute. Although … Continue reading