May 2021

Butterfly

Butterfly

Vancouver, Washington

“Miners in the Yukon at the turn of the twentieth century woefully referred to the Golden-crowned Sparrow as the ‘no gold here’ bird, because its song resembled that depressing phrase.” (All About Birds)

Vancouver, Washington

Siberian spring beauty

Vancouver, Washington

Bushtit nest

Bushtit nest

Vancouver, Washington

The first lupine of the season!

Vancouver, Washington

The two most common birds in the woods behind the house are the Steller’s jay and the spotted towhee. This is one of those.

Vancouver, Washington

Peter considered what his father had told him — that people can’t tell the difference between real rabbits and statues of rabbits. “Must remain motionless,” Peter thought. And then he worried that he had said it out loud.

Vancouver, Washington

I don’t know whether this is a western wood pewee or an olive-sided flycatcher, so I’ll just call him “Kevin”.

Vancouver, Washington

Scotch broom for spring cleaning

Vancouver, Washington

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