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Summer in the Garden: Barcelona Bird Feeder

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Barcelona Bird Feeder I am […]

Noted: Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.’s Vegetable Whisperer via Houzz

Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.’s Vegetable Whisperer via Houzz Other by Palo Alto Photographers Brian W. Ferry Photography The edible garden is a thing of beauty. It’s personal, and like singing a song, there is no one right way to do it. Lauri Kranz is certainly getting it right. She’s been hailed as the […]

Video: Squirrel says, “Whew! It’s been a busy morning! Time for a nap.”

Squirrel says, “Whew! It’s been a busy morning! Time for a nap.” At least, that is what I think he was saying. Just a short scene from the garden today.   Read more on this topic: Video: Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) Video: In the garden…June 6, […]

Photo: Gopher in motion

An Auto Awesome animated gif from Google+ created with a series of photos I took on our last camping trip. This guy popped up right in our circle of chairs around the fire ring. I don’t mind these guys in the park, but wouldn’t want them in the garden. They can be quite destructive. Botta’s […]

Video: Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger)

Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) I recorded this interesting interaction between a Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) in the garden yesterday. The landed with a fresh kill and the squirrel seemed to be pressuring the hawk to move along. See more of […]

Elsewhere: Cooper’s Hawk in the birdbath – my video and photos from Animalbytes.net

Update: January 3, 2014: I captured some new Cooper’s Hawk footage yesterday. You can see it in this video, Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) A month or so ago, our friend, Keri over at Animalbytes.net, shared some great pictures of a Cooper’s Hawk having a fine bath in […]

Video: Queen Butterfly, Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California, November 29, 2013 (Silent)

Closeup, silent, video of Queen Butterfly captured at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California on November 29, 2013.  See more video and photos from Sunnylands in this post, Video: Sunnylands, Up Close – Rancho Mirage, California Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of […]

Video: Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) – Van Nuys, CA – September 26, 2013

Silent footage of the Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) taken September 26, 2013 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Previous footage of the Cooper’s Hawk can be found here Music: “Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License     Watch more wildlife videos in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video […]

Video: Ohio Bunny Hides from the Rain

Now granted, rabbits aren’t something a gardener wants to see in their vegetable patch, but this backyard bunny at our Aunt’s house in Garfield Heights, Ohio is pretty darn cute. He headed under the picnic table just as the skies opened up with thunder, lightning and rain. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Ohio Bunny […]

Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life

The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also, a friendly squirrel and a quick check on tomato, zucchini and digging the last of the potatoes. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. […]