Everyday Nature

Driveway dragonfly

Driveway dragonfly

Dinner for kids; dinner for jay.

Dinner for kids; dinner for jay.

Fallen robin. 

Fallen robin. 

New bouquet innovation from daughter: unripe berries float in the center of each flower. 

New bouquet innovation from daughter: unripe berries float in the center of each flower. 

flowers behind the fence

flowers behind the fence

bachelor button

bachelor button

California poppy

California poppy

Over the shoulder glance, from a Western scrub jay. 

Over the shoulder glance, from a Western scrub jay. 

Letharia vulpina or wolf lichen. Nothing like its chartreuse color in the dry forest. It is mildly poisonous, any yet my kids are constantly collecting it. I just try to remember to get them to wash their hands before we eat. You can also make dye with it, with florescent results!

Letharia vulpina or wolf lichen. Nothing like its chartreuse color in the dry forest. It is mildly poisonous, any yet my kids are constantly collecting it. I just try to remember to get them to wash their hands before we eat. You can also make dye with it, with florescent results!

I felt something poky in my vest pocket and pulled these out; my daughter had demanded I haul them around for her last weekend. Always nice when a bit of the forest tumbles out into your office-bound workweek. 

I felt something poky in my vest pocket and pulled these out; my daughter had demanded I haul them around for her last weekend. Always nice when a bit of the forest tumbles out into your office-bound workweek.