Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS


Written on October 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm, by

This time of year is a beautiful time. Trees are forever changing and lighting up the days with colors of fall. Kids are excited to attend pumpkin patches, pick out their Halloween costumes, and attend parties during their fall break. You may think all of your pretty summer birds have disappeared. Soon and very soon, […]

Bye Bye Hummingbirds

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:20 pm, by

This past week has been a busy one. We have been watching our Cardinals (St. Louis) play a lot of good ball. The last game we attended, Duane made ESPN TV. We enjoy those Cardinals and have been there a lot this season.  Now we are watching from our air conditioned living room. It has […]

Fast Times

Written on September 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm, by

As we always say times is going way too fast. As many of you read this, it will be September 12, with the month being on the way to being half over. I know many of you are still enjoying those hummingbirds at the feeders.  I know I am.  I had one person ask about […]

More hummingbirds

Written on September 4, 2018 at 11:50 am, by

More on hummingbirds. Firstly, the picture with this week’s column is a hummingbird nest found this summer at the Clark County RCF courtyard. Marilee Lipper had watched these hummingbirds all summer and knew something was up.  She told her children about it, and one day her grandson from out of town was visiting, and he […]


Written on August 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm, by

I know many of you have been having lots of Hummingbirds at your feeders this past two weeks. Mine has been keeping me busy.  I have to make four cups of sugar water per day. The last couple of days my population has decreased quite a bit. I am not sure why this has happened.  […]

Back to School

Written on August 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm, by

So much to do, so little time.  Do any of you ever feel that way?  All those kiddos going back to school, school shopping, preparing lunches, bedtimes, work schedules, last minute vacations.  Good luck to all those kiddos.  Especially my two kindergarten grandsons this year.  It will be exciting. I have one late nest of […]


Written on August 14, 2018 at 11:27 am, by

As I am sitting here writing this, the hummingbirds are very busy at the feeders.  I have five feeders up and they are hitting them all hard.  I make four cups of sugar water per day. It goes quick. We received .3 rain this week, and it was such a refreshing sound if only to […]

Dry Times

Written on August 7, 2018 at 11:48 am, by

Another fairly dry week.  We did receive 0.8 inches over the weekend of much needed rain. My yard, however, is still brown. I mow the ditches and the dust. I also try to keep the young trees watered and all the flowers. I have three baby blues growing fast and will be ready to fly […]

Summer Close Out

Written on July 31, 2018 at 6:01 pm, by

August 1 – Summer is on the downhill slide.  And don’t ask where it has gone – I don’t know. It seems like just yesterday we were all talking about receiving snow in April. My Cabin Robins have flown, now I am wondering if I take the nest down will she build a third one. […]

Flown the Coop

Written on July 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm, by

Many of my babies I was monitoring, have flown the coop as my mom used to say. The Chipping Sparrows in the front Flowering Quince are gone, the wrens are getting close to leaving in the front box, and the Wrens in the back box are keeping me company as I write this on my […]