Thursday, September 16, 2021

Another Acorn Woodpecker Brood!

The Acorn Woodpeckers are raising another baby in the stalk of an Agave Salmiana.  I've been watching birds fly back and forth for a couple of weeks, and today I finally got a good look at the baby.

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Paul Carlisle's Tuberous Begonias

 It's always a treat to see Paul Carlisle's tuberous begonias.  I think he is the best tuberous begonia grower on the west coast of the United States.  He grows healthy plants with nice big blooms and the variety of colors is mesmerizing.



Mike Flaherty visiting Paul Carlisle





















Thursday, July 22, 2021

Male Hooded Oriole

 This morning I got some video of a male Hooded oriole at the feeder.



Friday, July 9, 2021

Tillandsia secunda

 On the dead pine tree trunk, Mike has planted an assortment of begonias, orchids, bromeliads, tillandsias and an ivy.  At the top is this Tillandsia secunda that has a large inflorescence with offsets (pups) all over it.

Tillandsia secunda

Tillandsia secunda

Tillandsia secunda

Mike planting the dead tree trunk with an assortment of plants.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

The House Finches Are Enjoying The Sunflower Seeds!

Today the House Finches are harvesting the sunflower seeds.  The other day they were eating the leaves of the sunflower plant (I didn't have my camera). I had been wondering what was making the large holes in the leaves?  I'm glad to see they have moved on to a more nutritious part of the plant!

House Finch

House Finch

House Finch

House Finch

House Finch

Sunflower Leaves Eaten By House Finches


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Western Scrub-Jay Harvesting Seeds

 A Western Scrub Jay is harvesting some sunflower seeds!

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay


A Spectacular Epiphyllum

 This Epiphyllum has a spectacular bloom.  It's growing high in a palm tree among some other plants and is hard to spot.  It looks like this is the last of about seven blooms.  Fortunately Mike spotted this one!

Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum