365 Nature – Day 98

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


When we got home yesterday from school we had an exciting surprise in our backyard; the Bewick’s Wrens were building a nest in our nest box. I had noticed them at the nest box back on Day 94 but I hadn’t seen them anywhere near it since then – despite my near constant surveillance. I thought perhaps they had decided it was not…

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365 Nature – Day 97

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.



I thought I’d try something different today, instead of reporting on what I’ve seen or done,  I’m going to write from a spot in the arboretum about what I’m seeing and hearing at that moment. Here goes:

I’m sitting on a stone bench formed in a large circle, partly in the sun. It’s clear and sunny, no clouds in my…

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365 Nature – Day 95

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.



At the end of the day yesterday I heard a sudden crow ruckus outside and when I looked out the window I could see a lot of activity in a deciduous tree near our house. Outside I found a couple dozen or more crows cawing loudly, some in the tree and others flying around it. There didn’t…

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