Although the deer still need brushed, the beginning of horns are evident on the bucks. A young bull elk looked surprised to find a road/driveway. Domestic and feral cats along with skunks are traveling the road/driveway regularly. A grizzly passed through without stopping. On the pond the ducks refuse to stop for portraits The goslings… Continue reading Game Cam: On the Road & Around the Pond
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” -Lewis Carroll
In my teen years, I met a lactating female badger that was caught in a gopher trap. She was a rather unhappy badger, so I went and shot a ground squirrel, found a stick, and as she inspected the dead gopher, managed to use the stick to depress the spring and release her from the… Continue reading A Badger to Hunt with
The last historical snow measurement was the first of June run – and the data showed that water in the mountains is a bit low. As our Spring floods move on, another data source becomes useful – the drought monitor. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ A glance at the colors shows that our area is classed as abnormally dry. … Continue reading Dry in June
Trego Elementary school wrapped up the school year with the annual BBQ on Thursday. The BBQ is open to the community, and a good opportunity to meet both the staff and the school board. The next board meeting is at 4 pm on Wednesday the 9th -meeting dates and times can be found on the… Continue reading Trego School End of Year BBQ Success
The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch
Yesterday as I was working at tearing apart some dilapidated buildings for building material, I came across an unexpected find. A bat – genus Myotis, I think. Sheltered in one of the grooves of the roofing tin. It’s always nice to find other folks who appreciate insects as much as I do. There’s enough insects… Continue reading Neighbors with similar interests.
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We’ve hit lawn-mowing season, and now is time to start looking for knapweed in earnest. Sure, the purple flowers make identifying the plant much easier, but knapweed’s color is a pretty good clue, especially in areas where you’ve seen it in the past. Waiting for the weed to flower risks some surviving to go to… Continue reading Knapweed- Time to Spray Again