Hummingcrow & Co.

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Kate #Meanwhile: The ants go marching... with larvae  Seán

Millions of female worker ants carry the queen's larvae through a vast, treacherous landscape (known to us as 'the garden'). Watch them go...

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Kate  #Meanwhile

A robin alerts its kin of danger from a lichen-laden perch

May 26, '12: robin with mouth full of worms lands on my head

Kate  #Meanwhile

Morning pearls of dew are beaded onto threads of moss

A sparkling chalice awaits a thirsty faery

A lupine contact juggler balances its ball with care

Seán   #Meanwhile

A thirsty female rufous hummingbird A thirsty rufous hummer (Selasphorus rufus) returns from her long-distance journey.

April 8, '10: Hummingbirds thick as wasps at feeders this pm -
20 rufous + Annas swarm at dusk
April 11, '04: 'a hummbird wades into bird bath & takes a bath like a robin'



Kate  #Meanwhile

crossbills A conga line of colourful crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) descend upon our bird bath.

March 25, '02: Swallows look in new house

Seán   #Meanwhile

hoverfly (Criorhina nigripes) A fuzzy hoverfly (Criorhina nigripes) prepares for a busy day of pollinating.

March 16, '10: Hummingbirds & snow

Seán   #Meanwhile

satin-flower A slopeside satin flower (Olsynium douglasii) heralds the return of spring.

March 4, '84: Satin flower on my slope

Kate  #Meanwhile

Many mini mushrooms make micro-movements among moss:

A few more fungi follow:

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Seán   #Meanwhile

A hover fly tours the snowberry blossoms as an olive-sided flycatcher leads a chorus of trills and chirps.