Black Bear

We had a black bear come into the yard with her babies.

She has been here a few times. Hope we see her again.

She is so big that I will have to admit I was a bit frightened.


Momma racoon came to visit today. She comes every year to have her babies.

She usually has 5 babies, but this year she only brought us one.

She is such a sweet, beautiful girl.


Was lucky enough to get these girls by the cone flowers

and in the lilac bush today.

They are precious little jewels in the sky.

Jake Culvers

Jake Slater at Culvers Car show 7/26/2022

What a great show I had a great time! Our Camaro also won Best in Show! Fun Times!

Northern Flicker

Baby Northern Flicker calling for her mom or dad.

Soon they will fly from the nest that is in the tree.

I hope that they will return next year.

Garter Snake

EEEK! I really dislike snakes. But I could not resist taking a few pictures. Nothing more to say! Hissss!!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker’s are visiting today! Mom is feeding baby a bit of some suet cake. It will be nice to watch it grow.

These woodpeckers like a suet that say woodpecker or fruit or nuts in it. 

Fun things about them:

The male, red-bellied woodpecker displays red on both its nape and crown.

The female, red-bellied woodpecker has red on its nape but not its crown.

Most male and female, red-bellied woodpeckers excavate their nesting cavities, the male does most of the work.


Baby Bunny has come to visit again today.  She is very comfortable inside the fenced area in the back yard, she seems happy when I talk with her, she allows me to photograph her. I wonder if she is hamming it up for the camera.