It’s A Jungle Out There!

We’ve had so much rain here in North Central Colorado lately it feels like Seattle! While out bike riding in our neighborhood the other day, I came upon a gorgeous 4.5 food Gopher Snake that I brought home in my bike basket for Maggie to see – and hold. 1/2 hour later we saw the snake making it’s way back to where it was caught and later that afternoon showed back up in the yard I found it near.

Things are growing like they never have before!
Here is a picture of a new bird pond in my back yard. Needs plants and finishing, but the birds love it already.
This lovely Columbine is over 3 feet tall.
Some of my garden beds. The lettuce, spinach and chard look bad after the hail storm. This photo shows them the day before.
My “meadow” on the right is nearly 4 feet tall with lots of cool wildflowers making their way to blooming.
Two in-velvet bull elk in the neighborhood. I took this shot from the end of our driveway.
Okay, so most of you know we are leaving for my Birder Of The Year Costa Rica trip tonight! Needless to say this week has been birding focused. Our itinerary is fantastic – Sarapiqui, Selva Verde, La Selva, Cerro de la Muerte, Savegre, and Carara National Park. I’m not bringing my computer, so it may be quiet here until I return. Here is my suitcase.. am I missing anything? Speaking of suitcases every time we turned around one of our mini dachshunds snuck their way into the suitcase and snuggled in. They know something’s up! They are going to my sisters (with Maggie) as the daughter watching our house will be too busy for them.
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2 Responses to It’s A Jungle Out There!

  1. dAwN says:

    have a great trip! check the your suitcase for furry critters before leaving!

    Your veggie garden looks soo nice…I am getting hungry for salad!

    Snakes and elk in your back yard! lucky you!

  2. DaveABirding says:

    I can tell we have very different opinions about the slithery critters, I’m glad you enjoy them.
    Have a great trip.

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