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Other Living Things On the Farm

1 Jul

I have been so busy with goats and trip and trying to reclaim my yard and such that I haven’t had much time to just enjoy everything out here.  One day, I decided to go take a walk and see what I could find.

red-winged blackbird

One of the biggest surprises was a butterfly I’d never seen before.  It certainly is pretty.  It’s a hackberry butterfly (thanks to Jenny for the id).

butterfly

The stilly dragonflies would not sit still for me, so I decided to try to photograph one flying.  It almost turned out not half bad. LOL

dragonfly

I did get a damselfy though.

There’s not a lot of birdsfoot trefoil out in pasture, and, even though the goats like it, it’s probably good there isn’t a lot because it can make their milk taste bitter.

I was thrilled to see a bobolink.  I saw one even closer later (when I was tracking kids), but I didn’t have my camera then.

I even decided to walk around the buffer strip before my nephew mowed it for hay. There weren’t a lot of butterflies in there, but I did find a few.  Maybe there will be more before the next cutting.

Alfalfa blossoms

Common Buckeye

wild aster

butterfly on the alfalfa

And as I came back to the barnyard, I decided I had to photograph the sparrow.

At this point, I’m a fan of anything that eats bugs.

Flying Things

6 Aug

common buckeye

There’s a whole family of red-headed woodpeckers out there.

meadowlark

sulfur

blue jay

Admiral

red-headed woodpeckers

fritillary

Eastern Kingbird

blackbird

red-headed woodpecker

Scenes from Pasture

30 Aug

bug on the wild aster

Pretty sure this was right before they flew the coop.

barn swallows

Damselfly

Fritillary on alfalfa

A squirrel was enjoying the walnuts that grow in the pasture.

woodpecker

I think there were a pair of newly fledged barn swallows (but not from the nest above).  At least, I was getting dived at by another one, and these two just sat there unconcerned about my presence.

We’ve had enough rain that it’s still green and pretty out in pasture right now.  There are lots of wildlife too.