May are firsts. First one back from migration, first one seen from hibernation.
May 3, first male rose-breasted grosbeak was spotted. Soon, they'll be nesting. I put a female beside for comparison, but I haven't seen her yet!
Every year, I dig out the pathway stones, lovingly laid be previous owners. This year, a blue-spotted salamander. Now the condition of my hand tells you this. I tugged one bit of moss, thought I should go get gardening gloves, then tugged another, and it led to this. What was the point, then?!
The phoebe has settled in the shed for their nest. They had trouble making up their minds. First two attempts were on the deck beams.
This is so funny! The same backyard...
A skunk, Hooper, raccoon, two raccoons, chipmunk, bunny, Hooper!