Friday, June 27, 2008


I think this lightening bug may be snacking on my hosta.

I'll have to check early in the am but I think I have slugs in my hosta garden, time to get some beer for the garden again.


Not native but quite beautiful after this evenings rain!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bison at the Prairie

Lovely Sunset

Sunset at the Prairie

Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge

We stopped by the prairie tonight and WOW there were Elk not far from the main road. I had heard that they were re-introducing Elk to the prairie but to actually see one - well Virginia they are not a figment of the DNR's imagination!!! They REALLY do EXIST!

The shots are really grainy my digital camera has 10x zoom, the package just didn't state what the quality was hrrrumph.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock or Conium maculatum as the name implies it is quite poisonous and has caused many a death of the careless forager! Here is one of the better photos I've ever seen of the leaves, taken by Rick Hamilton Nebraska. Rick runs Beaver Creek Knap-In every year. This years knap-in will be BCVIII will be September 19,20,21 near Stuart, NE.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Dead Man's Fingers

Today's visual update, the tops of the fruiting bodies had less white spores on them this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Dead Man's Fingers

I was finally able to find out the name of the fungi, with the help of a list mate - thank you Deb~! - the cluster of fungi is called Dead Man's Fingers and you can get more information about them here

Unknown Fungus

Found this cluster of fungi growing in my front lawn in a pile of dog poop of all things!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Summer's Here!

It was so warm here today that the squirrels, which are normally tearing through our trees chasing each other around, were just laying on the branches napping instead.

I wasn't able to get a shot of the squirrels stretched out on the branches but here's a pic from a year or so ago of our resident squirrel fattening up for winter. She's sitting in our Norway Maple in our backyard with a black walnut in her mouth.