Just thought I’d share a few discoveries from the last week or so.
The first photos are of an egg casing I found on a sugar snap plant in our garden. We put it in a labeled jar to see what hatches! Any guesses? We are looking through some of our books for an answer, but nothing yet!
Tuesday morning, as Dad was heading out for work, he thought he heard one of the kids tapping on their window to tell him good-bye, but saw no one. He then realized it was one of our resident woodpeckers in one of the trees right in front of our house. He came back in to get me to come out and see it. It was a Pileated Woodpecker. Neither of us had ever seen such a large woodpecker. Later, the kids and I headed outside to look for it and found two! They were calling back and forth to each other and flying back and forth between a couple of trees. To see a photo and hear the call go to this website. The woodpecker was so funny to watch this morning. I told Dad that I could definitely see where the cartoonists came up with 'Woody Woodpecker'!