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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. […]

Video: In the garden…crow in the birdbath – May 31, 2013

The crows were having quite the party in the birdbath this morning. They are often in the neighborhood, but I usually don’t see them in the garden itself. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Crows /kroʊ/ form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the […]

Garden Alphabet: Squirrel

While not a garden plant, squirrels are ubiquitous in gardens, especially here in North America. Therefore, I feel they are appropriate for inclusion in the Garden Alphabet.   Photo: Douglas E. Welch Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots […]

2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book […]