Posted by: atowhee | April 21, 2015


I watched a western tiger swallowtail in our garden today.  The butterfly went all around our pink lilac.  He ignored the white one adjacent.  I could not detect in difference in fragrance between the two. W-TIGER-ST (1280x960) W-TIGER-ST-SIDE (1280x960)A Crow’s nest built high in a cottonwood near Ashland Pond.  I have seen the crows use all their weight to pull a green branch off a limb for the construction.CROW'S NEST (1280x960)For the first time in two months I heard a Western Screech-Owl outside our house at exactly 2:42 A.M. this  morning.

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