A little unofficial something for fans of The Prancing Pony Podcast.
When we were driving to Texas (nearly twenty years ago), Kurt made a surprise stop in Lafayette, Louisiana to show me something special. It was the Cypress Island Preserve on Lake Martin, an oasis in the midst of developed land, a rookery packed with wading birds. I was not yet an active birder, so I... Continue Reading →
It's been over two weeks since our neighbors put out headless decoys to keep the Canada geese off their lawn. For those wondering if it works, the answer is: sort of. But before I tell you what I've seen, here's something interesting that I've learned since I first posted about this. The geese are headless on... Continue Reading →
Our new house is on a lake, and it is turning out to be a bird watching paradise. We live on the plains in Colorado, so the water is a wildlife magnet. I see more species of birds while eating breakfast than I used to see on an hour-long prairie walk. Whenever I pass a... Continue Reading →
Back in March, I spent a week in southern Arizona birding. While I have looked for birds while hiking in the past, this was my first trip dedicated to birding. I discovered that focused birding is both wonderful and frustrating. Here's what I learned. 1) Birding can be intense. Knowing I might see something I'd... Continue Reading →
For Halloween this year, Tiny the T. rex decided to be Elizabeth I of England. She looked through books until she found a dress she liked (the jewel encrusted gown of the Ditchley portrait), then asked her Aunt Rexie if she could help her with her costume. Aunt Rexie took one look, sighed, and then got... Continue Reading →
The Dinosaur Foundation wants to bring back the fascinating animals that went extinct 65 million years ago due to unfortunate circumstances beyond their control. Impossible you say? Not really. We have a simple three step plan that will have us all neck deep in dinosaurs in no time. We know what you're thinking. You're thinking... Continue Reading →
Over the holidays, I decided that I needed to buy a new spoon rest. We've been using a small plated every since I broke our old one. Maybe it was seeing the lovely spoon rests in other people's kitchens. Maybe it was just that New Year thing that convinced me I needed something new in... Continue Reading →