Category Archives: Nature

Critter update: The opossums strike back

Apparently the Opossums That Be didn’t much care for my post on what to do if an opossum visits your backyard. In fact, they seem to have gotten pretty riled up, because they are now threatening my family. When my brother-in-law … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mood Alert — Slumpy, with a chance of summer

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There’s an opossum in my yard. Is it time to freak out?

Last week, when The Eleven-Year-Old and I came home from school, we discovered our normally droopy cat on high alert. When you are used to coming home and seeing some version of this: But instead see this… It kind of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Flowers

I have never seen this kind of flower outside of a florist arrangement before. But there it was, just growing next to a fence post because California is a magical place where that sort of thing just happens. Related Links:  … Continue reading

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Mostly Wordless Wednesday: April Flowers

First, an apology. Between tax time and birthday season and spring break, it’s been a while since I have had time to check in here at Caterpickles. I’m sorry to have neglected you curious folks. Rest assured I’ve been regularly … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Flowering Tree at Edgewood Park

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“Is the vulture the state bird of Nevada?”

On a recent roadtrip through Nevada, The Ten-Year-Old spotted a lot of vultures. So many she wanted to know: “Is the vulture the state bird of Nevada?” Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Wildflowers at Edgewood Park

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Wordless Wednesday: Deer at Edgewood Park

Went hiking last week. Saw some deer. Related Links:  Edgewood Park & Nature Preserve More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Caterpickles goes to the library: “How can you tell the difference between a raven and a crow?”

Last Monday while The Ten-Year-Old and I were walking to school, we passed a black bird standing in the middle of the road. “Look at that crow,” I said. “Or raven. Whatever. Look at that very large black bird sitting … Continue reading

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