A Sedentary May

After days of fighting my arthritic left foot and back last May, I gave up wandering our trails during my favorite time of year. Instead, I spent hours watching and listening for birds from our veranda. The veranda side of our house faces a roughly-cut patch of grass, the driveway, our 37-acre overgrown First Field […]

Vernal Pond Adventures

Once again I’m sitting beside our mountaintop vernal pond and wondering if this will be the year the wood frogs will make it out of the pond before the water disappears. A wood frog’s life span is about seven years, and for six years the pond has dried up before the wood frogs’ have fully […]