Springing up

A male rose-breasted grosbeak. There have been as high as five males and females a the feeder this week.

As the days get warmer, more animals are waking up and returning to the region.

This week saw the return of the ruby-throated hummingbird, indigo bunting, orioles, a water snake and more to my neck of the woods.


Female Baltimore oriole


Male Baltimore oriole

With the purchase of an oriole feeder and some grape jelly, my yard has had to date two male orioles and one female oriole as visitors.


Male ruby-throated hummingbird

After being convinced that the hummingbirds did not like the feeder that purchased last year, I purchased a new one. And now they use the older one.


A solitary sandpiper takes aim for whatever it’s having for dinner.

A solitary sandpiper has been visiting at the neighbor’s pond in Pinegrove Township. Plus a scaly returnee woke up from hibernation.


A water snake


Many dusky wing butterflies have appeared in recent weeks.


A welcome and unwelcome visitor to the bird feeder – a cardinal and a red squirrel.



A bellwort in bloom


A dandelion in seed with dew on it.



It’s not a fall photo. Just the red maple in the morning sun.


Crazy Critters


Kennedy enjoys running and jumping across the field.