Resilience and Hope in a Coyote I Have Named Resilient

When I first saw her my heart broke for her.   It was in June 2020.   She appeared on a camera trap hopping along on three legs.   Her left front leg was gone except for a small stump.   She was getting around quite well for a coyote with three legs, trotting through the tall grass as…

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A Red-Tailed Hawk Look

The camera traps I set have often captured red-tailed hawks at our Beaver Pond since I have been monitoring the wildlife at Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus beginning in 2015. Most of the photo captures show these hawks just sitting at the pond edge as if they are looking over their domain. There was one set…

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Monarchs of 2018

  Monarch butterflies are nature’s most gentle beauties. Since 2015 I’ve biologically monitored the main 3RF campus in Foard County, Texas for all kinds of wildlife. I’ve seen monarchs pass through, but only a handful at a time. This year was quite different. I was checking my camera traps when I came up under a…

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A lesson in Humility from Bird Seed

  I love birds, except for blue jays. Why my hate of them? There was a blue jay last year that destroyed the barn swallow nest under the patio. The swallows laid four clutches of eggs and with every clutch, the blue jay would eat the eggs. On the last attempt by this blue jay,…

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