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Snakes Alive!

Western Prairie Rattlesnake [Crotalus viridis]

Western Prairie Rattlesnake

The snake was in the sun, loosely coiled, relaxed.  Not all that obvious, blending with the pinyon needles, twigs and grass.  It was in a small flat surrounded by rock, granite rock, weathered into smooth shapes but still rough, mica and quartz glinting in the sun.  There was a second snake, smaller, also relaxed, in the shade a foot or two from the first.  I would never have seen it had Mark, our neighbor and the one that told us about these two reptiles, not pointed it out for me. (more…)

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Ravens

Common Raven [Corvus corax]

 I love ravens.  There, I’ve said it, but how can you not?  They have that outsized personality, a voice that can wake the dead or be soft as silk, and watch them on the wind, playing the currents like their own personal carnival ride.  How can you not love them? (more…)


A Digression

In the last post I said there would be more posts about a recent trip to Ecuador and they are coming, but first, a slight detour.  Hope you don’t mind.

A snow storm of white geese at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

A snow storm of white geese at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

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Red Tails

 

Red-tailed Hawk [Buteo jamaicensis]

The nest, exposed to the wind, rain and sun sits at eye level from the side of the hill. The moon and the stars of night watch over it. (more…)


Unexpected Travelers

Monarch Butterfly during winter migration, feeding on nectar of bottlebrush tree flowers.

Monarch Butterfly during winter migration, feeding on nectar of bottlebrush tree flowers.

Butterflies flit

that is all, amid the

field of sunlight…Basho

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