We watched this Red-breasted Nuthatch excavating a nest hole. We were only a few feet away. It was SO awesome! I got some video footage with my camera. Here is crappy still photo, but you get the point.
Years ago, someone shared this sweet myth with me: A long time ago, during a raging forest fire, the Douglas Fir trees told the mice that they could hide in their cones for safety, and the mice did and they survived the fire. The little tufts on the cones represent the tails (or feet?) of those mice.
American Robin looking lovely
Canada Geese -- adults and goslings
Buttercups (The genus is Ranunculs, which is SO much fun to say, especially if you roll the "r.")
The dogwood trees were oh so lovely in the filtered sunlight of the forest.
Shooting StarTomorrow is my scheduled day off, but I have to drag my sorry carcass in to go to a Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (we have to take it every few years). After all of these years, my employer has finally had the sense to add "Prevention" to the title :-)
Ta ta for now,