predator, prey

** So many observations, so little time. The first of today’s highlights was a green woodpecker collecting ants from the edge of the lawn. There are signs of ant activity-little mounds of soil and bare patches, and in the mounds now there are beak marks. I used to put ant powder down-but saw the error … More predator, prey

beauty

Yesterday I noticed a little more activity at the bee box, after noticing a tiny visitor last week. I managed a photo but it was ….well frankly, tiny. It is very hard to identify many of the solitary bees from photos, even if you really know your stuff. And I don’t, but it seems likely … More beauty