Tag Archives: wildlife

Mouse Trap

Little Guy has been such a good mouser since he moved in that I stopped catching mice outside the house. A few days ago I saw a mouse run behind the stove. Oh no, not having that. I do not … Continue reading

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Variable Skink (Plestiodon multivirgatus epipleurotis))

This morning I uncovered a Variable Skink nest. I emailed a photo to the New Mexico Herpetological Society for verification. Fast action because I already got a response correcting my first guess. This isn’t one of the regular lizards that … Continue reading

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Prickly Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

I do hope these itsy bitsy plants coming up are Prickly Wild Rose. They are small, and I haven’t seen Prickly Wild Rose since my mom and dad were camping, hunting, and fishing in Alaska. I was camping with them, … Continue reading

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Copper Globemallow (Sphaeralcea angustifolia)

I have been eating Copper Globemallow leaves since the Dog Head Forest Fire started. Finally, one started blooming for a photograph. The smoke from the Dog Head fire is irritating my lungs and throat, so I go out a couple … Continue reading

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Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

I went outside to sit and enjoy the early evening and listened to a nesting call of a Eurasian Collared Dove.  As far as I know, they are new to my food forest. Because they are not native and are … Continue reading

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Wildlife, Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

I see these Desert Cottontail all the time, I saw a hawk snatch one up right from my cabin-in-dreaming site.  This morning I headed out to dig more gravel for pathways, I startled a Cottontail digging a burrow.  Missed the … Continue reading

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Edible Caterpillar, Pandora Pinemoth (Coloradia pandora)

A caterpillar fell on my head while I was photographing lichen growing on a Pinyon Pine.  This is my hick from the sticks version of excitement.  Bears and Puma and Rattlesnakes are rated on the scream and run scale. This … Continue reading

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