Category Archives: Backyard Pond

Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Hawks Are Hunting My Koi!

While debating on who should get out of bed because it was cold, Leecy yells, “holy crap, there’s a big bird!” As we both dash out of bed to look at the backyard window, I noticed a huge Hawk sitting in my Maple Tree right above my Koi pond.  That sucker was looking for a […]

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Rain, Snake, Frogs, and Pond

So guess what happens when you get lots of rain, which in turn brings out lots of frogs? Other than some very loud Frogs croaking at night attracting mates, you also get a Broad Banded Water Snake. At least that’s what I discovered today while I was cleaning the Pond. Fortunately I still have my […]

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Baby Turtle From Pond Makes Another Visit

Leecy says I like to play in the rain.  Actually that’s not true, I was just trying to vacuum some of the fallen leaves out of the Pond. While I was vacuuming the leaves, I accidentally sucked up this little green thing.  It turned out to be that baby Red Eared Slider that I found […]

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Birds And Butterflies Update

I apologize for not providing any pictures or updates as of late.  I’ll try and take and post new pictures tomorrow. Despite the lack of pictures, I can give everyone a verbal update. The Purple Martin babies (the original 5) all seemed to have fledged now.  There are probably 20 Martins flying around every night.  […]

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Baby Red Eared Slider Turtle

I’ve never seen one of these in my pond before.  My neighbor and his little girls came over for a swim today.  As I was letting the girls feed the Goldfish and Koi in the pond, my neighbor (somehow) noticed this baby Red Eared Slider. Now how he noticed this little thing in the pond, […]

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Houston, Are You Ready?!

I confess. I’m starting to get a little excited with each passing weekend.  If it hold true that we will no longer have freezing temperatures, then those of around Houston can start finally taking a tally of what plants may survive, and which plants may have bit the dust.  Since I have so very little […]

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Will Anything Survive?

For those who don’t know or who are not living in the Houston area, we are having the coldest weather we’ve had in over 10 years.  We’ve been having temperatures in the low 20′s which has just been devastating for many plants.  We covered most of our fruit plants and have been bringing the milkweed […]

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Houston Arboretum Wildlife Pictures

I’m going to attempt to present these pictures as I saw them so you can get a feel for how I went on this little field trip today. I’m walking down the trail to the Wildflower field and noticed this large, green Spider.  On closer inspection I could see this Spider was eating some type […]

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Crikey That’s A Big Snake

So I just so happened to get my new “toy” today. It’s a snake tong. First some history.  I don’t particularly care for snakes.  Sure, I can look at them and say “what a beauty” (to quote Steve Irwin), but they scare me.  Since I have a pond, lots of vegetation, tons of frogs, and […]

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