June 8 – 14, 2020 Kaw Valley Almanac


2 thoughts on “June 8 – 14, 2020 Kaw Valley Almanac

  1. In the last two weeks in my back yard in North Lawrence: In the daytime…. 4 ft black snake with dinner bulge came in my kitchen and refused to leave. swallow trapped in chimney base had to be freed. 3 ft lined garter snake swallows huge toad. At night in early morning hours….. Racoon raids birdfeeders at 2:00AM, possum plays vacuum cleaner under bird feeders late at night, A 3 ft. fox appears at 1:00AM and runs off with the woodpecker suet I bought for mama downy who brings her baby to eat finch food every day.


    • Thanks for sharing such vivid imagery, Nancy. Around our place, we’ve seen box turtles laying eggs, a black snake crossing the drive, cowbirds probably laying eggs in the resident painted bunting nests (grrrr…), nesting cardinals, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, with the elusive yellow billed cuckoo calling in the woods, herons flying by around sunset and sunrise, the call of the nighthawk and chuck will’s widow frequenting the night, opossums and foxes raiding the compost but staying out of the chicken fenced garden, way too many ticks and chiggers. June is so alive!


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