The trails of Mill Creek Streamway Park run more than 17 miles from Nelson Island on the Kansas River to the city of Olathe.  Much of the trail borders either Mill Creek or the railroad tracks.  A portion of the trail not far from the 87th Street Parkway access has the best access to some […]

Last spring, the blue eggs in the nest in our front tree mysteriously disappeared one-by-one.  Finn over at The Naturephile suggested that squirrels might be stealing the eggs.  Considering that all of the bird houses along the trails and in the parks around here have spikes like these to keep squirrels away, I think he’s right. […]

The tall, definitive saguaro cactus seems synonymous with Arizona, although it is found throughout the Sonoran Desert that stretches into parts of California and Mexico.  No 365 Project Year that included a trip to Arizona would be complete without some photos of this cactus, so here it is three ways. Saguaro Cactus Photo #1.  Saguaro cactus can grow to […]

After the eggs mysteriously disappeared from the nest in our front yard this spring, we’re definitely going to consider putting one of these spikey things around our tree next year just like they do around all of the bird houses on the walking trails here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  (Can you see one of those bridges I adore […]