SPRING BIRDS

Here is a Red-Winged Blackbird and a Say’s Phoebe I saw on a morning spring walk. Red-winged Blackbirds live in fresh water areas or open spaces like fields and prairies. The males are glossy black with scarlet and yellow shoulder patches. The female are streaky brown with a paler breast and white eyebrows. Red-Winged Blackbirds… Read More SPRING BIRDS

SPRING!

Around March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring equinox, which means that there is about 12 hours of daylight. This light will increase daily as the season passes into summer. That means it is time to play outside more, plant flowers and garden goods, a very encouraging time of year. The first day of Spring… Read More SPRING!

EARTH DAY!

Happy Earth Day! Earth day began in 1970. It is a day to celebrate support for environmental protections of the earth. It is observed worldwide, with 193 countries that participate. Go outside, appreciate and respect all living things this earth has to offer. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

VIOLA

Viola’s are early blooming perennial plants. They are mostly grown in the northern hemisphere and there are over 500 different species in the world. They vary greatly in colors. Here are a couple I planted in my garden.