Fall field trip

As it does every year, last week the calendar heralded the time for our "friends fall field trip". Some years we drive around the countryside in Ashtabula County, visiting covered bridges or we be-bop around other scenic locations in Lake and Geauga Counties. This year rain was threatening, and we got a later start, but …

Almost Autumn

Today's temperature hovered around 90 degrees as I headed out for a trail walk in Holden Arboretum. Although most of the trees along the trail are still green, a few, like the beauty above, are definitely announcing the arrival of Autumn. Am I looking forward to cooler temperatures? You bet I am! Hands down, Autumn …

Happy hummers

Unlike many backyard birders, I don't often see multiple hummingbirds when I look out the kitchen window. This month has been different, and today was a really lucky day. Enjoy the happy hummers and a couple of misfits at the end of today's post.And now for today's surprises... That's it for today's backyard birding post. …