Category Archives: Nests
Sandy Gilliam brought by this nest of a colony of bald-faced hornets (Dolichovespula maculata). The nest was attached to the wall of his barn. Bald-faced hornets are well-known for the vigorous defense of their nests, a strategy that often follows … Continue reading
Air from the Gulf of Mexico has come for a visit, bringing warmth, rain, and ever-changing clouds. I took this shot yesterday morning before walking into Shakerag Hollow. Mosses and lichens love this weather. No tree canopy interferes with their … Continue reading
The theological overlay has changed over the years, but the underlying principle is the same: Sun = Life. So, on this most life-affirming day of the year, Happy Solstice to you (11:30pm CST is the hour, for those who like … Continue reading
This is the month for egg-laying turtles. A common snapping turtle was trying to dig herself a nest at the side of Lake Cheston yesterday. Snapping turtles usually scurry away at the first sign of an approaching human. But this one stayed … Continue reading
Junebug (dog, not beetle) and I walked to Piney Point early this morning and found a box turtle laying eggs in the sand on the side of the trail.