Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And Speaking of Wild Kingdom....

We had this guy on our screen last week.  He was a male because he had wings and Miss T assured us that only males have wings.

Evening in the Wild Kingdom

We had these visitors in our garden last evening:

The fawn was young, still spotted, and so sweet. He would graze for a while, then he would run around his mother in circles, leaping very high every few steps. Then back to eating.

I looked it up and fawns loose their spots by October of the year in which they were born - at 3 or 4 months.

We also heard males fighting the other night - it's rutting season.  There's a very distinctive slash of antlers and a sharp cry that they make.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Alien Life Form or Edible Foodstuff? - You Decide

My lovely neighbor brought me this from Maine. it's sitting on a 3 inch diameter jar lid. I keep wanting to wrap it in a receiving blanket - that's how big it is.