We live in Santa Cruz, California, one of the areas where the Monarch butterflies gather after their migration, and we regularly see Monarchs in our garden. Their populations have been declining drastically. Scientists have said that planting milkweed would help, since Monarchs require milkweed for their life cycle. They lay their eggs on the milkweed and the young feed on the toxic plant, making the caterpillars undesirable to birds other prey. Planting milkweed also provides flowers for bees and other butterflies as well. So we added some milkweed to the garden this year.Read More
Just after a rain is a perfect time for photographing mushrooms in the Santa Cruz hills. We only hunt them for photographs, and are not foraging.Read More
These are some of Tony’s best photos of seabirds taken in Santa Cruz, California. Many of them are from Seacliff State Beach.Read More
Fall foliage in the Hope Valley in California
It would be hard to find a prettier fall location or friendlier people than in Vermont.
The island of Maui in Hawaii is an incredible location to photograph nature. Just the variety of flowers is impressive. One of the most memorable things about a trip to the islands.Read More
We have planted lots of flowering plants that attract hummingbirds and now have a variety of different colored birds that visit the yard. We try to provide natural food for them instead of using a hummingbird feeder.Read More
The Berkshires have a special look that makes you think of pumpkin pie and simpler times.
Traveling in Vermont – stopping whenever we wanted…