The Mysterious Hairstreak Butterfly and Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

After lunch when the house is a bit quiet and the kids are either playing or away at one of their day camps, I pop out into the garden to do a little investigating and …

Austin – Where are the Bats?

It turned out to be more of a spectacle of watching the bat watchers than anything else – there was even a topless kayaker with a rainbow colored lit up boat using his paddle to film and shoot selfies (and perhaps bats). And we could certainly hear the bats, at least from our under the bridge location. And above the bridge, you could certainly smell the bats. Wouldn’t want to miss out on that experience. That’s when you know you’re close!

On Harvestmen, Bill Nye and that Summer Day Camp Time of Year…

It is a bit of a commute each way, but well worth the escape from suburbia where the littles study ecology biomes, meteorology, pollination, and more specific subjects for the younger kids.

Foster Cat : Our first black swallowtail caterpillar of 2019!

It began with a little egg or two with the kiddos checking on them every morning and after school to make sure they were still there! The pest control insects and birds have been very …