Recent work on Junipers

Originally posted on BONSAIKO:
? ? Just want to share before and now photos of two juniper bonsais I worked on recently.  These are Tam Juniper bonsais from a landscape project in 2015.   I look at these bonsais and again reflect on some of the life lessons they teach me.  If I did not save these (seemingly pieces of junk materials) from 2 years ago,  those years… Continue reading Recent work on Junipers

Woodcocks, snipe among the more oddball members of a diverse shorebird clan

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
Photo by Leah Hawthorn/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • An American woodcock probes for food among fallen leaves on the woodland floor. March is traditionally a month of erratic weather, characterized by blustery winds and occasional drenching rainstorms. While the month is also a signal to get ready for the return of migrant songbirds, they are hardly the… Continue reading Woodcocks, snipe among the more oddball members of a diverse shorebird clan

Plovers among migration champions of vast and varied shorebird clan

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
Photo by Janice Humble • A killdeer wanders in a grassy area near the Wal-Mart on Volunteer Parkway in Bristol. The killdeer, a species of plover, is one of the more common shorebirds found in the region. I’m always glad to lend a hand at identifying birds. If you’re uncertain of a bird’s identification and have a photo… Continue reading Plovers among migration champions of vast and varied shorebird clan

Green herons will depart from region in coming weeks as cooler conditions return

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
With the arrival of September, migration’s pace will quicken. In late August, I started seeing warblers passing through my yard. In other locations in the region, birders have shared reports of shorebirds and wading birds. Photo by Bryan Stevens • Green herons are short, stocky herons that can assume some comical poses. Jonesborough resident Julia Ellis wrote about… Continue reading Green herons will depart from region in coming weeks as cooler conditions return