Great Horned Owl Fledgling

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Baby birds are everywhere! Came home last night to discover this little guy on my deck! (What a blessing!!!!) He stayed there for quite awhile, flapped his wings to strengthen them, then finally took off to master the most dangerous time of his life. I worried when I couldn’t see the doting parents. But I knew that they were nearby, doing their job. And I worried when I thought of the neighborhood cats out for the night. This little guy would be easy prey for them. Then I took a deep breath and remembered that all parents and teenagers have the same challenges. And I wished them all the best as another wild thing grows up on our beautiful mountain.


Bee at Wildflower Days at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument in Palm Desert. It’s almost spring!

03.04.17 Bee


03.17.16 Nuthatch

The Nuthatches have chosen a nest in the old oak and are busy courting and setting up the nursery on a beautiful (almost) Spring afternoon