Monday, November 23, 2009

Hummingbird, NO; Moth, YES

This hummingbird moth is fascinating. He is feeding on the nectar of Wild Bee Balm or Oswego Tea (Monarda). I have seen several at River of Life Farm in 2008 and 2009. Since I am always watching for hummingbirds, these always catch me by surprise. They are fairly common, however.

Next time you see a hummingbird working some flowers at ROLF, look again and see if it is a Hummingbird moth.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pictures at Kelly Ford on October 24th, 2009

A few pictures of the North Fork at and below the old Kelly Ford this past October, just as the colors were dramatically changing. Kelly Ford is about 1.5 miles upstream from River of Life Farm. River flow was 1400 CFS.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall at River of Life Farm; October 23, 2009

From the Treetop Hideaway porch; pictures says it all; do not miss fall 2010. Click to enlarge.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The beauty of Vera Cruz access on the Bryant Creek

In the Bryant Creek headwaters, about 30 minutes from River of Life Farm, is the Vera Cruz access. The Bryant cuts a surprisingly deep valley at this point, the bottom is bedrock and the bluffs are beautiful. Try this as side trip sometime. Pictures below are from October 24, 2009.