A thirsty rufous hummer (Selasphorus rufus) returns from her long-distance journey.
20 rufous + Annas swarm at dusk
Dewy pearls glisten in afternoon light, encircled by moss and grass, exposing a spider’s intricate design.
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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A fuzzy hoverfly (Criorhina nigripes) prepares for a busy day of pollinating.
A slopeside satin flower (Olsynium douglasii) heralds the return of spring.
hose spray I hold + stays, as I repeat, to drench - drinking & preening
A conga line of colourful crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) descend upon our bird bath.