Hummingcrow & Co.

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Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum) Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum)

Today was likely the last sunny day we'll have here over the next week, so Kate and I spent some time out removing invasive daphne and scotch broom, both of which spread easily, crowding out the native ecosystem. After a fair deal of grunting and sweating, we made a very satisfying amount of headway.

#Meanwhile, I encountered a few more of our non-human neighbors...

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March 31, '10: Chickadee stuffing nest box

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

March 16, '10: Hummingbirds & snow

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

March 4, '84: Satin flower on my slope

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A varied thrush perches on a lichen-covered oak branch

A vibrant varied thrush greets a grey winter morning, perched amidst budding branches

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

March 25, '02: Swallows look in new house

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A bottle fly blows bubbles to the soundtrack of baby house wrens getting fed in their nest box.

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A banana slug takes its time munching on an early morning meal: a discarded weed.

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A small spider takes a nap atop a blue iris flower.

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A tiny spider shelters underleaf beside a piece of gravel.