Tag Archives: back yard

White Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Caterpillars seem to be out in force this week.  A short walk in my yard led me to another interesting encounter with a peculiar looking caterpillar.  This one looks like a strange looking toothbrush (the three white tufts on the back). I had to look this one up.  I’ve seen it before, but not nearly […]

What caterpillar is that eating milkweed?

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Every year I allow a few milkweed plants to grow under my window in the kitchen. When it flowers it has a beautiful fragrance that comes through the house during early evening when there is a gentle breeze. I also like to attract butterflies, like monarchs, that rely on the milkweed family to lay their […]

Why I always have a camera with me

Posted on by Kathie Fife

I always have a camera with me.  In a previous post “Is the iPhone as good as a Pro Level DSLR” I talked about this difference between capturing the moment with professional gear versus an iPhone. In this case, I was glad I had my phone with me. I had just stepped out of my […]

Thanksgiving Eve Migration Feast

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Thanksgiving Eve Migration Stop Over ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Five blue birds – four males, and one female stopped in our back yard this morning. Most likely they came from as far as Canada and are headed south for the winter. This is an unusual sighting for us since blue birds are […]