Letting the birds out this morning, I saw the first robin of 2024!
When I went to let the birds out today, a whole forest of mushrooms had sprouted.
Anya and I were picking apples from the farm today, and we happened across a wild morning glory:
And an Anya:
When Anya and I were harvesting corn today, we found a butterfly on the corn stalks. It seemed like it was drying its wings – slowly flapping as it basked in the sun.
I found this guy stuck in our greenhouse this morning. I let him walk onto a leaf and carried him outside — and he quickly flew away.
I found a site that maps out where wildfires are reported — useful for telling if the smokey haze is a foggy day, pollution, or wildfire smoke.
I had been thinking it seemed like the fireflies were missing this summer — even searched the news and read an article about all of the things negatively impacting firefly populations (development, climate change, and light pollution). But I saw one on the greenhouse when I checked on the baby turkeys this morning. And, this evening, even though there’s a thunderstorm … we’re seeing little lights floating around the back yard.
There was so much haze today that the sun was a glowing pink disk this evening.