Harmonia axyridis, the multicolored Asian ladybug. Photographed Feb. 23, 2014, found inside our house and contributed to the ongoing Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell University.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A big thank you goes out to the Friends of the Kingsland Library for inviting me to be a guest speaker at their February meeting today. My presentation was on -- what else? -- "Spiders of Central Texas." I enjoyed my time with everyone! (Thanks, James, for capturing the true essence of me in the photo below. Ho ho ho.)
|Robert L. brought a female black widow (and two egg sacs) to share at the meeting.|
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 4:59 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
I'd been of the "no mow" persuasion regarding the Meadow. Not James. Of course. Meanwhile, now and then, I'd ask a few folks for their opinion. No disrespect intended to my sweet husband. Just wondered, that's all. Anyway, I did concede. Perhaps it would be best to go ahead and mow the Meadow, I told him. So yesterday, he did. Quite happily, I might add. If he turns out to be right (that the new seedlings plants will grow much stronger and healthier minus the thick overhead thatch), then I'm OK with that. Really. Honest. :-)
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 6:20 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014
Yesterday was SO BEAUTIFUL! Like a glimpse of spring. I was venturing out to the Meadow when I looked up and...OH MY GOODNESS, WOW! So naturally, I ran (literally) back to the house for my camera. Later, James got to see our eastern screech owl, too. Wonderful to see him/her again! (Plus, we spotted our very first robin of the season yesterday, too.)
Friday, February 7, 2014
Members of the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society kindly invited me to speak to their group this month. Which I did yesterday. I gave my "Window on a Texas Wildscape" program, which gives an overview of our yard and the work we've done over the past many years. Thank you for having me, y'all!
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 9:20 AM