Month: August 2015

A Day in the Life…Part 35

This last week of August has been quite nice, with cool temperatures and low humidity it has felt more like October. But all of the wildflowers in bloom are typical of last summer- like the Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) seen below. The tall purple plant…

A Day in the Life…Part 34

The insect theme continues this week at Wahkeena. While walking the Shelter Trail I noticed a tell-tale sign on the forest floor. The grayish stain was an indication of activity in the tree above. The stain is the droppings from an active colony of Woolly Aphids…

A Day in the Life… Part 33

I feel like my week could be a passage from Eric Carle’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Cecropia Moth Caterpillar They eat, and eat, and eat some more, I’ve been sure to check their food supply, Wild Black Cherry leaves, a couple times a day!…

Earring Update

For those of you we told about newest the additions to our Nature Center, this post is for you! The Jabebo Nature Earrings are in, and on sale for $10.00 a pair! Here are a few examples: Stop out to see the rest in…

A Day in the Life… Part 32

*’Tired Tom’ is pretty swamped, so I will be taking over the blog for the next couple weeks.* Ironweed A new plant in bloom is Ironweed, a favorite nectar plant for butterflies. As bright as the flowers are, you would never expect the pollen to…

A Day in the Life…Part 31

Creatively altered photo by Nora Sunny edges and deep shade typify the landscape at Wahkeena as we enter August. In those sunny areas the Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is bursting into full splendor. I had to put on knee boots and wade out into…