Butterfly-friendly native CA plants purchased from a local conservation group have collected a caterpillar! Looks like a Sphynx moth. Now I just need to finish transplanting the rest of the plants into the actual ground! #nature #plants #butterflies #moths #garden #caterpillar

Black caterpillar with yellow highlights on a plant stem

Butterfly-friendly native CA plants purchased from a local conservation group have collected a caterpillar! Looks like a Sphynx moth.

Now I just need to finish transplanting the rest of the plants into the actual ground!

#nature #plants #butterflies #moths #garden #caterpillar

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Clover. One flower out of a field.

Close up of a small white flower with many segments surrounded by blades of grass.

#Clover. One flower out of a field.

#nature #florespondence #flowers

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And in related news, this confirms that @pixelfed now supports image uploads from @Tusky !

(That’s been the one thing missing from just using the Pixelfed website on my phone: it works great in a browser or as an installed PWA, but uploads can only start in the website. You can’t start with a photo gallery and share images to the site or PWA.)

Birds of Madrona Marsh

#Birds of #MadronaMarsh. There were a zillion red-winged blackbirds, at least one group of goldfinches, some starlings, and of course the usual geese and ducks.

#nature #Blackbird #RedWingedBlackbird #Goldfinch #Starling #Goose #CanadaCoose #Sparrow

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I saw one of these birds fly out of a bush, across the trail, and into a tree. I stopped. I waited. I looked, but couldn’t spot it.

Close-up of a small light brown bird with black wings, a white head with black stripes on it, and a yellow beak, perched in a sparse, dry bush.

I saw one of these #birds fly out of a bush, across the trail, and into a tree. I stopped. I waited. I looked, but couldn’t spot it. I took another, slow, careful step. Another #sparrow flew out of the bush, across the path, and into the tree. I stopped again.

This went on for about FIVE MORE ROUNDS before a couple of them flew into another bush and stopped where I could SEE them!

Then one of them flew off while I was aiming. 🤦

#nature #persistence #WhiteCrownedSparrow

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This Say’s Phoebe, unlike the squirrel, was kind (or unconcerned) enough to stay put…

A small, slender bird with a black head and wings, and a pale yellow (almost white) belly, perched on top of a red-orange sign in front of a blurred beige brick wall.

This Say’s Phoebe, unlike the squirrel, was kind (or unconcerned) enough to stay put while I walked around it to get both a better angle and better light. #birds #nature #SaysPhoebe

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Two hawks circling off in the distance

Gray sky with two birds silhouetted in the distance, their wings stretched out almost flat as they glide.

I saw two hawks circling off in the distance to the northeast, then they chased a few crows toward and past me. Sadly I couldn't catch a picture as they passed above. But a few minutes later I saw these two hawks – probably the same ones – circling in the distance to the southwest. I've seen both Red-Tailed Hawks and Cooper's Hawks in the area, but I think these look more like red-tailed hawks.

#birds #nature #hawk

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