Sights and Scents of June

“It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.” -Nathaniel Parker Willis Happy June! Yesterday I saw a doe and fawn in the woods by the creek near my home.  I watched them for a short time and saw the fawn’s…

Baby Groundhogs

I’ve been seeing about 4 or 5 baby groundhogs in the woods behind my shed lately.  They have a burrow near a tree and walk under the shed on their way to the yard.  They are too cute!

Bird Sightings

Hello everyone,  I had a great day working in my garden and will spend the day tomorrow doing the same.  More on that soon.  For now, here are some pictures I took recently of birds around my home.  A robin, a cat bird… and very happy to see a pair of indigo buntings visiting my…

Hummingbird Watch

This morning, hubby helped me finish preparing the veggie garden for planting.  I had already cleaned up leaves and the old weed barrier.  I’m looking forward to plating around May 15th, which is planting time for zone 6b.  I also hung up the hummingbird feeders.  We were on hummingbird watch today and they arrived right…

Curious Chickadee

Perched at the feeder A curious Chickadee Strikes a pose for me Copyright Tanya Kohl 2020

Bird Count 2020

Blue jay coloring pages Today is the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Check it out if you’d like to join in. I went outside and heard hawk sounds, then I saw two flying around above the trees.  It might have been the nesting pair of broad-winged hawks we see every year, or…

Snow Geese

Every year, we visit Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to see the migrating snow geese.  We enjoyed our coffees and scones before walking out to the lake. We were just about to leave when suddenly they all took off.  We had been waiting and hoping to see this.  It was so amazing! It reminded me…

New Bird Feeder

We’ve been feeding backyard birds for 20 years and I started learning a lot more about them when we moved to the mountains.  I hung this new bird feeder, so now I can practice photographing birds.  It’s right outside the kitchen window where I do dishes and it’s so much fun watching them.  I also…

Mourning Doves

Several years ago, I noticed that the Mourning Doves begin cooing in February around the same time the snowdrops show up in my garden.  Ever since then, I enjoy listening for them each morning in February.  A few days ago, hubby told me he heard one before I did and later that day I heard…