Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.



Monday, January 16, 2017

Trail Cam Pics from Autumn 2016

I was looking through the trail cams memory cards today...these are from quite a while ago, but I cropped and saved them today, so I might as well share.




Thank you again, Jeff, for getting me the game cams and for sharing the joy of what we find on them. :)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016: A Year in Review

I had the best intentions of sharing more on my blog this past year.  Although, many pictures were taken and a lot of work was done, little if any got posted.  Plans are in the works to post some of the projects I've begun, and, hopefully, I will create more posts showing before and after shots.

For now, I will add photos taken throughout the year showing seasonal changes (at least those I have found so far (shots of snow from last winter and this year see to be missing...as are big chunks of June and July).  Too many pics to share anyway.  ~smile~

---This is a long process...especially when starting on New Years Eve...I'll post what I have sorted so far...mostly mid to late summer:




















Finally a small assortment of berries for the birds--with more to come as more things mature and as I add more species.  This is the first time that our sassafras made berries! :)





















Sunday, October 30, 2016

More Fox Captures from Game Cam





First evidence that there is more than one fox.  A pair? :)




More Fox Captures from Game Cam









"New" Visitor on Game Cam Pics

For approximately 3 months or so, I have been consistently using the game cam that was a gift from Jeff a couple of years ago.  Today, I looked through about two weeks worth of photo captures.  For the first time, in all of those months, there is finally a shot of a bear.  In our 8-9 years here, we have seen a bear twice--well, Jeff and I saw one a few months after moving in (it was eating from our bird feeder)...several years later, I saw one probably 10-15 feet away from me (this time no pane of glass between us).

I am excited to see it again.



I adjusted the brightness on this and left the time stamp.

After all of these months, I'm still waiting to see a turkey (or flock of them) go through.  I'll have to wait and see what the next few months bring.  Hmm...I have to wonder if I would see some babies in the spring--fox with its kits would be really cool! :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

More Trail Cam Pics

Leaving the trail cam in the "high traffic area" paid off, I am thrilled with some great shots I got of the bobcat! :) :) :)

It took me way too long to post them, but here they are:




And the new "mystery back end"...what I am assuming is a porcupine.  How long will I have to wait to get a full body shot--and a great one--of the porcupine.  I am pleased to have these creatures nearby.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Another Fox Pic

I left the trail cam in place for as long as my patience held--probably 5 days.  Still no face pic, but this is still a better shot than the first few I got. :)

Just as there were already garter snakes on the property and a bear came to our bird feeder when we first moved in, I assume nothing that I did to improve the property is responsible for the fox passing through...but, perhaps what I have added, will allow it to utilize the property for more than just a pass through.

There is a spiderweb at the top of the photo...I cropped most of it out which makes the few bright lines more puzzling.