Attracting birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other animals to your garden is a rewarding pastime. I like the convenience of walking into my garden and seeing butterflies sipping nectar at my flowers and birds eating seeds at the feeders. I always have ready made models to photograph, draw and study. I have what is called a […]
These guidelines are crucial to follow on public lands and natural areas.
People who take dig up native plants to put in their gardens or to sell have so harmed the native plant populations, that some plants are becoming rare or extinct.
Twelve-spot Skimmer (Libellula pulchella), originally uploaded by donnallong. My core training as a naturalist is over. I am relieved and sad at the same time. I glad because I finally feel as if I am on summer vacation. Saddened because I met some great people and won’t see them until next spring. I loved the […]
My naturalist training group spent the afternoon in the field the other day. We were in a wooded area of Fairmount Park. We did wetlands activities, bird behavior, plant identification and searched for reptiles and amphibians. Yet again I learned the importance of carrying very few items of equipment. Lucky, I have learned this the […]