Red-Legged Frog. Unusal to see one this late in the season.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A light snow today to kick off the winter. Supposed to be a heavy snow year this winter. We tend to have more snow at our elevation then the lower regions in the Williamette valley.
Several Red-Legged frogs were seen in the pond as late as last week
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Summer was dry here but rain today, first in two months. Some warm periods this summer but overall cool. Most alarming was the absence of large numbers of butterflies, dragon flies and insects in general. Also smaller number of frogs as opposed to last year. May have been due to the late, cold weather we had. Hoping this is not a trend.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Continued good weather. The color around the pond brings something new every day. the cold spring has left its mark. Still fewer than normal pollinators. Frogs are much fewer this year as well, although the earlier large number of egg sightings was encouraging.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
More dragonflies are appearing daily. Some butterflies are starting to show up but in small numbers so far and there seems to be more bumblebees but still much fewer in number than usual for this time of year. A number of salamander tads were seen today in the bog pond. Very hot, in the 90s.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
As usual our summer started after 4th of July..this year on July 6. The cold, variable weather seemed to affect some of the pollinators and other insects. Our Bumble bees are almost non-existent so far, but we have hopes for their recovery. We are seeing many dragonflies, some butterflies and honey bees now that it is warmer. Temperature in the 80s yesterday and supposed to reach mid 90s this week. Some pictures: