Kestral

American Kestral - 2022 One of the more colorful raptors found in the Central Plains states is the American Kestral. The bird stands about 9-12" tall (roughly the size of a Mourning Dove) with a wingspan of 24". Becuase of its relatively small size for a bird-of-prey, it is sometimes called a Sparrow Hawk. Their … Continue reading Kestral

Pupa

My current pet project is the butterfly larva I adopted a few weeks ago, named DP-1 (click here).  A couple days ago, after growing to approx. 1 1/2" long, it climbed to the top of it's new home, gallon jar, and wrapped itself in a protective green shell. It is now in its final stage, … Continue reading Pupa

Pretty Girls

One of the things I most enjoyed during the week at South Haven, was spending quality time with my grandkids.  Generally, they are so busy with other activities at home, especially the older ones, that I'm lucky to get a "hello" and "goodbye". After dinner one night, all dressed up and no place to go, … Continue reading Pretty Girls