October 23, 2010

Native Flora & Fauna in Autumn

Artistic Fall leaf shot.

Bull Thistle

White Snakeroot

Backyard bathing :-)

Virginia Creeper


These photos are showing some of the sights as we walk along the trails at the Chaplin Nature Center and other nature walks around our community. I am enjoying our beautiful Fall weather here in SC Kansas after that terrible, long, hot Summer. The colors and textures are super and give me lots of material for watercoloring.

I'm not sure what some of these wild berries and plants are called, but I can assure you that I'm learning something new everyday. I had to stick in that photo of the House Sparrows bathing...that is the bird life at the feeder right now. There must have been a dozen young Sparrows in the water tray bathing...cute and funny!

HaPpY AuTuMn!!

October 18, 2010

American Lady

American Lady Butterfly

Well, I'm learning all about butterflies and moths the last couple 3 weeks. I'm taking the photos on my walks then going back and googling the ID. I am surprised at how small they are. It's wonderful to see a variety of these colorful winged creatures as the backyard birding is pretty quiet right now.

HaPpY FaLL!!