First On The Scene: Milkvetch


Garden, Identification, pink wildflowers, purple wildflowers, spring wildflowers, Thoughts, Weeds, white wildflowers, Wildflowers

Milkvetch is one of the first wildflowers on the spring scene, and has earned my respect as the hardiest of the hardiest.

March 30, 2016

Heron’s Bill Wildflower


autumn wildflowers, edible, Garden, Identification, medicinal, pink wildflowers, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Weeds, Wildflowers

Learn how to identify this extremely useful and weedy wildflower that is both edible and medicinal.

March 12, 2016

Birdsfoot Trefoil: Small Yellow Wildflower


autumn wildflowers, Identification, Photography, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

Learn how to identify this sweet and tough little yellow wildflower that sprouts up all across the globe.

July 30, 2012

Plant Identification: Prickly Pear Cactus


edible, Identification, medicinal, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

How to identify prickly pear cactus, plus edible and medicinal uses.

June 21, 2012

Reversed Haploa Moth


Bug, Identification, moth, Photography

Like many other moths, Reversed Haploa can be found resting on low lying leaves. Their coloring makes them stand out against the greenery, amplifying their aesthetic. The wing design reminds me of an ethnic pattern. What do you think of when you see this moth?

June 18, 2012

Afternoon Delight


Bug, Identification, true bug

Here’s some bug sex for all you peeps out there (myself included.) What else would you expect from a dirty wormy?

June 14, 2012

Wood Sorrel Identification


edible, Identification, medicinal, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

Wood sorrel is both edible and medicinal. You can easily add a few leaves to a wild harvest salad for a bit of lemony tang or enjoy as a trail nibble. Like lemons, this plant also happens to be high in Vitamin C.

June 11, 2012

Bumble Bee On Red Clover


bee, Bug, Identification, Photography

Though it may not appear so from the photo – this bumblebee was almost as big as the clover flower it’s collecting from. Unlike honey bees, bumblebees often build their nests in the ground and produce small amounts of honey since only the queens survive the winter.

June 9, 2012

Ladybug On Grass


beetle, Bug, humor, Photography, Thoughts

This beautiful, brightly colored ladybug wears red to alert others to her Danger (she leaves a bad taste in your mouth.) Remember that, guys, next time you find a pretty lady in red.

June 6, 2012