Category Archives: Birds

Owl Pellet

Last weekend was a time for raptors at my suburban north Texas home.  First of all, I unintentionally attracted a Cooper’s Hawk to my fence on Saturday.  I had refilled my bird feeder with fresh seed that morning.  Although I … Continue reading

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February Observations

In February in north Texas, when you begin to see more robins on the ground than in the trees, you can be reasonably assured warmer weather is on its way. Continue reading

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Wild Rose Pass

A Valentine Ghost Story This post is an excerpt of an article I wrote about nine years ago and I cannot believe I haven’t posted it at Nature is Nurture before now. I suppose the theme is a little more … Continue reading

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Call of the Crows

The call of the crows can very well be a warning that predators are approaching. Continue reading

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Best Plants for Attracting Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Not only are they one of the world’s tiniest wonders regarding their incredible flexibility in flight, they are absolutely beautiful. They are fun to watch, especially when there are two or more in the vicinity as … Continue reading

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Pink Muhly Grass

We have a couple of nice-looking medium-sized terra-cotta pots situated on either side of our patio.  The pots are in front of two columns that provide the “entrance” onto our outside dining area.  The pots receive full sun year ‘round … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Fall

I would venture to say the vast majority of us who are so very fortunate to have the gift of sight use this sense the most when it comes to admiring nature. We see beautiful blooms, brilliant leaves, expansive grass … Continue reading

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Dove Season

Originally published a few years ago, but very pertinent now as well . . . In light of the fact September 1st marks the beginning of Dove Season and I’ll be hearing shotgun fire all Labor Day Weekend, I wanted … Continue reading

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During Drought Plant Succulents to Aid our Feathered Friends

Originally published July 2011. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about annuals that bloom all summer – moss rose and purslane. Both of these annuals happen to be succulents. Succulents are notorious for holding water – think cactus or … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Gourds

Originally published August 2011. I admit a few years ago I planted birdhouse gourd vines merely for the fun of it. The picture on the seed packet looked very interesting and I knew I would be happy if the vines … Continue reading

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