This is a good time of year to work on brush clearing. The temperatures are cool, the leaves are gone, and there’s still no snow on the ground. Mike and I worked on one project together, and I’ve been working on several on my own. Continue reading
We’ve been seeing more interesting wildlife lately – some on the game cameras, and some in real life. The best – a new one for the farm – was a bobcat walking along the top of the dugway (game camera). Continue reading
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It’s been a busy month – we’ve had several sets of visitors, and gotten some new toys and started some new projects.
My cousin Joan and her son Robert were the first visitors, and her Uncle Warren and Aunt Carol stopped for an overnight and a farm tour. Continue reading
Rain! We’ve gotten about 2 inches in the last two weeks. Not a lot, but enough to make us feel better, and hopefully make the plants happier.
We did our annual NABA butterfly count here last week – on July 6th. It was very hot – 97 degrees by the afternoon. Mike Reese, Barb Delaney and I were the counters. We did pretty well in the morning, but by the afternoon we were too hot to want to climb up the hill to get to the top prairies – so we drove the gator up and walked around in the areas that had good butterflies. Even so, we were glad to get back to a cool house. Continue reading
Our friend Arlene invited me to give a talk about moths at her family camp in Luck, Wisconsin, and then set up my moth lights in the evening. Continue reading
As usual, because it’s summer, there’s a little too much going on and I don’t get around to doing blog posts. Continue reading
I’ve finally finished organizing the moth photos I took in Costa Rica in March. I hadn’t done much mothing in a tropical place before, and I’m still amazed at the numbers and variety of what I saw. I watched and photographed moths on 8 of the nights we were there, and saw about 750 different species! Continue reading