“There is something classic about the study of the little world that is made up by our first spring flowers—all those which bloom not later than April.”– Donald Culross Peattie ****** The “little world” of spring wildlowers is in full swing in the prairie savanna and neighboring woodlands. Let’s go take a hike and look. […]
I recorded the first Odonata of the year
Our warm Easter weekend weather has certainly brought out the critters. Today I spotted my first damselfly of 2019, this lovely Large Red (Pyrrhosoma nymphula). Woot!
Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got […]
Regular viewers will have observed that most of the walks on this blog to date have been weighted in favour of the South West Coast Path. In fact, N will tell you that I’m a little obsessed with paths. He is a man who will willingly veer off piste at the first opportunity, trusting his […]
Sunday April 21, 2019 By: Riham Adly Girl, before your father implanted you in your mother’s womb, before being assigned your X’s and not the salubrious Y’s, you were in the water, in the air, in the elements: a tri-atom that didn’t belong to […]
With a treated polyester shell that breathes well, dries fast and repels a multitude of insects, the women’s ExOfficio BugsAway Damselfly jacket lets you remember the adventure rather than the bugs.
Shy? I think not. Determined, rather, to scatter light in corners overlooked, eclipsed, & quiet. — C.Birde, 4/19
Girl, before your father implanted you in your mother’s womb, before being assigned your X’s and not the salubrious Y’s, you were in the water, in the air, in the elements… [2mins]
When your friends travel to Iceland and offer to bring back black sand from Diamond Beach (Breiðamerkursandur) for you, you immediately begin creating a Black Sand Soap recipe to use it~! Black sand originates from the basalt lava that covers much of the area. The ash in the soap provides natural color, is mildly exfoliating, […]
You know when you’ve had something for ages and every time you wear it, you wonder why you haven’t thrown it out yet? Because it’s just annoying or uncomfortable? Such as pants that won’t stay up? But you haven’t chucked it because for some reason you still like it? This pair of leggings is one […]
Chlorolestes draconicus Occurring along sunlit, rocky, high-altitude mountain streams flowing through forested and other densely vegetated habitats, the Drakensberg Malachite is a beautiful damselfly that is found only in the Drakensberg Mountain Range along South Africa’s border with Lesotho – as most of its distribution falls within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, the IUCN considers the […]
A warm, sunny day, +20° C. Took a short walk in Wandle Meadow. Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle (Phytoecia cylindrica): Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria) are out: