Don’t let looks fool you

I love when I stumble upon these. Yellow garden spiders may look threatening, but they are harmless and not aggressive towards humans. They can bite humans but will only do so if threatened (handled, stepped on, sat on, etc.) Females are the large, colorful ones we see in gardens and fields. Males are smaller and nondescript. They are native to the U.S. and are beneficial to our landscape, if not intimidating-looking.

Birds and salvia Part 2

Photo by Chris Bosak A white-breasted nuthatch eats sunflower seeds near salvia blooms in New England, September 2020.

As promised, here are a few more shots of birds near my salvia blooms. Click here for the original post if you missed it.

Photo by Chris Bosak A tufted titmouse eats sunflower seeds near salvia blooms in New England, September 2020.

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Random iPhone photo from the woods

Like many New Englanders, I’ve been out of power since Tuesday afternoon. Based on the condition of my neighborhood, it may be a while until I’m back online. What a mess. So, with limited resources, here’s an extra photo from my recent trip up north. It was taken with my iPhone and I’m posting this with my iPhone.

Yet even more from northern New Hampshire

Photo by Chris Bosak An ebony jewelwing perches on a pine bough in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Here are a few more photos of my trip to northern New Hampshire (Pittsburg and Lake Umbagog). Yes, there will probably be yet another post or two coming up …

Photo by Chris Bosak A female common yellowthroat perches on a branch in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

As I had mentioned in previous posts, I have been going up to visit the Great North Woods for nearly 30 years now and I’ve never seen so many turkeys as I did on this trip. They were Continue reading