Mid-Summer: Cicadas, Solstice and Mosquitoes

We are there – the longest (and typically hottest) days of the summer. Two things are on my mind: Cicadas and Solstice.
Oh, add a third – mosquitoes.

First thing: Have you heard any of the summer cicadas yet? I heard one brave little insect screeching all alone five nights ago. His call wavered, then fell into silence. He waited. I’m sure he
was wondering if any of his friends had popped out of the ground yet. …

Nature Trivia – It’s Summer!

We are never too old to learn!
One of the great things about this blog is learning all the interesting things I pass on to my readers. Today, with the help of the Farmer’s Almanac for gardening tips and Knowledge Cards from the
Sierra Club on birds, we’ll all learn a few things.

In my last post, I wrote about the Blood Moon, or Pink Moon in April.Remember the Native Americans gave names to each of the monthly full moons?  (Although sometimes we have