December Animal

This is one of my favorite animals. Here in northern Indiana, and in much of the U.S., they call in Spring and made terrific spiral flights.  To see it calling, check out the site of  great wildlife recordist Lang Elliott:...

November Animal Surprise

Look who came to my book signing! This tortoise lives outdoors on the grounds of the education area of the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Someone left the door open during my signing and the tortoise walked in and up to my signing table. No...

October Animal

Time for some desert animals. Jeff and I drove all the way to Phoenix so I could give talks at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. LOVE this place. Full of plants. Wild birds, butterflies, squirrels, and bunnies wander freely. These Gambell’s Quail strut...

September Animal

This is a moth on our window. It was attracted to the kitchen light. What a beauty. I don’t know the species. Photographing through the glass is a tad tricky. Still working on capturing their fluffy...

August Sounds!

Now listen to the night time insect sounds of an insect that has perfect green leafy camouflage. These were also recorded in our Indiana yard, later at night than the July sounds. Aug22011 SBendIN To find their name and more information on them, click here. Then...

July Sound Picture

This insect calls during the day. Sometimes it emerges in great numbers after many years. These were in our yard. To hear them, click here: Aug 22011SBendearlyev You can also hear some other insects in the background. (See next month’s sound.) What are these...