The Taste Of Summer

If someone were to rummage through our recyclables, they would notice an inordinate number of empty grape jelly jars during the summer months. Do we have a sweet tooth? Yes. Are we responsible for the consumption of these vast amounts of jelly? No. So who is? It’s actually several members belonging to our avian garden … Continue reading The Taste Of Summer

Miracles Come in Small Packages

Out of the corner of my eye I see a fluttering movement in the green of the forest and when I espy a hummingbird, I’m not surprised, as there are a number of species who bless us with their presence during the summer months. My slightly nonchalant sensation changes once I watch this female dive … Continue reading Miracles Come in Small Packages

Nest of Miracles

My recent sighting of the juvenile Northern Saw-whet Owl reminded me of last year's Great-horned Owl nest I had occasion to observe over the course of several months. Between February 16 and May 7, 2021, I watched the nest transform from egg incubator to owlet crib to too-crowded nursery. I was so excited about the … Continue reading Nest of Miracles

The Garden Under Cloudy Skies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Garden of the Gods is one of the main attractions in Colorado Springs. Consequently, at certain times throughout the year, it tends to be overrun. I avoid weekends completely and when I venture there during the summer, the season with the highest number of visitors and the worst … Continue reading The Garden Under Cloudy Skies

Can You See Why I’m In Love?

…is the question I pose to my husband when I return home following my first-ever encounter with the bird in the photograph above on May 25. My inaugural meeting with a juvenile Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) is made possible thanks to a fellow birder who has espied her (I’m randomly assigning a gender) shortly … Continue reading Can You See Why I’m In Love?