Saturday, January 23, 2010

This and that

I have been ignoring the blog in favor of dealing with nature itself in my docent class. Most of the pictures I’ve been taking have been for purposes of plant identification. I hope to get back to blogging more regularly in the future. For now, here is some mistletoe

mistlete 1-19-2010 11-38-20 AM 3616x2712 from the Park… and two items of interest.

First, the other night I counted 21 quails roosting in the front yard. One of the regular female roosters (odd word combination) is lame; it looks as if she might be missing a foot, but I haven’t gotten a closeup view. In the backyard during the day I see the quails are starting to pair up and the males are starting to get aggressive with each other.

Second, a troll has been leaving messages on my older posts, so I’m sorry to say that for the time being I will have to monitor comments.

Oh, and third: we got nearly two inches of rain this week. All the plants in the neighborhood look revived; almost as if they hadn’t come close to perishing from drought.


  1. The trees here are, literally,thick with mistletoe. You can only tell in the winter though. Always a surprise when the leaves drop. Besides the oaks, the seem to prefer the Bradford pears. Don't know why.

    Those trolls are everywhere.

  2. Okay, I don't know what a troll is, so I'll just send you a kiss for the mistletoe blog.

  3. Anonymous12:50 AM

    It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)