Browsing category: Enjoying Nature

Eastern Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

It is surprisingly easy to identify a tree frog because of their large toe pads. These sticky toe pads and their flexible toe tips allow them to grasp and climb, even on smooth surfaces. Tree frogs have very rough skin and warts like a toad, although not as many.

Little Acorn… Mighty Oak?

I uncovered this sprouted acorn in the pile of leaf mold yesterday. We are used to finding stashes of seeds and nuts that the chipmunks and gray squirrels have “planted,” but this little acorn sprouted in the mulch and had already produced a perfect miniature oak tree.

A Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder That Really Is

This is our squirrel-proof bird feeder. We built it out of recycled wood, plastic roofing, and screws, so it didn’t cost us a penny… and it is the best bird feeder we have ever had.