Thursday, October 31, 2013

Merry Samhain!

I took this lovely Garden Spider's photo last week but saved it for today.


Welcome to the "dark half" of the year in the northern hemisphere.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dunlins


Dunlin Sandpipers taking a dinner break on their migration journey south.  They spent the summer on the arctic tundra and are most likely headed for the Atlantic coast.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Northern Mockingbird


One of our neighborhood Mockingbirds perched on a telephone cable along the road this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monarch Butterfly


Even though I didn't see very many Monarchs in the area this year, I do believe this is the latest I've ever seen one.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wooly Bear Caterpillar


A wide center stripe on a Wooly Bear Caterpillar in autumn is supposed to predict a mild winter.  Let's hope this holds true!

Red-breasted Nuthatches


The Red-breasted Nuthatches are returning for the winter.  Welcome back guys!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumn Rose


This yellow rose is sure to be one of the last roses of the season in my garden.

Swainson's Thrush