Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- November 26, 2014

Please meet Wounded Ear.  If you look at the cottontail's left ear, you'll see why I gave it that nickname.  Any guesses about what caused the notch in that ea?  A fox?  A dog?  A feral cat?  Something else?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- November 19, 2014

When I think of painted ladies, I envision the beautiful Victorian houses in San Francisco.  That's why I was surprised to learn that this butterfly, supposedly the most widespread butterfly worldwide, is called a Painted Lady.  Have you seen them near you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- November 12, 2014

Wyoming is noted for its cattle production, but would you expect to see a longhorn just outside the city limits of Cheyenne?  A small herd spends part of each summer and fall grazing there.  Another herd (minus the long horns) grazes across the road right behind Walmart.  Only in Wyoming?  Probably not, but the cattle definitely caught my eye.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- November 5, 2014

One of the pleasures of living in Wyoming is the presence of hummingbirds.  This one, which my Audubon Rocky Mountain Field Guide tells me is a rufous hummingbird, is particularly attracted to red flowers ... and red brick houses.