Lake Life

BY LEE MILLER –¬†GAZETTE COLUMNIST The lake has frozen over, thawed and frozen again. Yesterday, a flock of sandhill cranes was headed north … possibly confused by our changing weather. The November thunderstorm was a surprise to us, but an eagle pair took it in from atop the backyard cottonwood. They built a giant nest [...]

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My son, Lee, shared some great close-ups of a white-lined sphinx hummingbird moth feeding in his backyard. They are fast fliers able to hover, fly backwards and even upside down. They typically feed in the evening and night. They burrow just below the surface of the soil to pupate. The adults are primary pollinators of [...]

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