A Yellow Rump

I’ve really been enjoying my lunch time strolls along Lever Road in Merville – there’s a good stretch of roadside habitat that includes mixed shrubs and conifers, some older red-alder, a small pond, and open fields along which both warblers and sparrows are active. I’ve seen quite a few Yellow-rumped Warblers (Dendroica coronata) over the last couple of weeks and …

Signs of Spring – Salmonberry and Red-flowering Currant in Bloom

I know that spring has officially arrived on the West Coast when my allergies kick into high gear – I react strongly to Red Alder (Alnus rubra) pollen and don’t feel like going outside much on sunny days when the pollen count is high. However, regardless of how miserable I feel I still make the effort to get out and …