Monday, November 13, 2017

Sometimes you get lucky...

Have been trying to get pictures of dragonflies in flight. Not and easy task, but had a little luck this time.




Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner


Common Green Darner

Monday, October 9, 2017

A couple new plants found while on the tractor last week.....the list keeps ticking up.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.


Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sweet Acacia transplants doing superb! Thank you Bill Fontenot.

Dug these thorny Sweet Acacias up as 9-12" single stem pop ups in Bill Fontenot's yard in  2015.  Man are they taking off 6 feet tall now!




Unfortunate Necessities

I have always hated fences, and still do. I now hate building them too. I decided last winter to put up a barbed wire fence to keep out the locals on four wheelers which in fact took me most of the winter to build (a day here and weekend there). This month I finally built a gate for the corner. It was one spot the local poachers used to sit and shoot at deer and pigs from. They will have a much harder time now as their view and access is obstructed. I don't have to make it easy for them anyway, do I? Now I have to spend a lot of time maintaining the fence too.
View from gate corner prior to gate.
H brace.


 
 
Gate with modified fencing runners screwed to the metal tubing.

New gate with 8' fence boards to obstruct poachers view!

View from outside property.  No open shooting lane anymore!
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Few Migrants thus far...I have not gotten out much but here are a few good shots.

House Wren. October 1, 2016; 8:43 AM
Male Common Yellowthroat. October 1, 2016; 8:36 AM.
White-Eyed Vireo....White-Eye-ing C. Chickadee. October 1, 2016; 8:04 AM
Potential Willow Flycatcher; right time window, this one found a couple days after I heard what I thought was a willow in the same spot.  September 6, 2016; 4:00  PM.

September 6, 2016; 4:00  PM.

American Kestrel, October 1, 2016; 8:55 AM.

Carolina Chickadee, with White Eyed Vireo in background. October 1, 2016; 8:04 AM.

Female Common Yellowthroat. October 1, 2016; 8:03 AM.

Male Common Yellowthroat. October 1, 2016; 8:36 AM.


Downy Woodpecker. October 1, 2016; 9:54 AM.

House Wren. October 1, 2016; 8:43 AM


Magnolia Warbler.  October 1, 2016; 9:38 AM

Magnolia Warbler.  October 1, 2016; 9:38 AM

Magnolia Warbler. House Wren. October 1, 2016; 9:38 AM

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher. October 1, 2016; 8:08 AM

Least Flycatcher. October 1, 2016; 7:58 AM


Yellow Warbler. August 23, 2016; 6:46 PM.

Yellow Warbler. August 23, 2016; 6:52 PM.

Come on Sparrows !

Added first of several tray feeders (originally on ground) to attempt to lure a few sparrows that I have not yet gotten yet. Raised the feeders to lessen competition with Armadillos and Raccoons.

 
The Prairie areas are really nice right now....Pluchea, Boneset, Mist Flower,Hairy Cluster Vine, Morning Glory, Bluestems, Beggars Ticks, Blazing Star, Swamp Sunflower, American Beautyberry, Goldenrods, False Foxglove, Ragweeds, Ironweed, to name a few .....Oh my! The whole place is buzzing.