Smiley Vixen Found Dead – I Buried My Woodland Friend

I found a dead fox in the woods – it was my woodland friend Smiley Vixen. Instead of letting her rot exposed to the elements, I gave her a dignified farewell by burying her. My heart is shattered 🙁 I monitored the cute female Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes) with my trail camera for a while. … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Found Dead – I Buried My Woodland Friend”

10 Fascinating Facts About Red Velvet Mites (Trombidium Holosericeum)

Here are 10 interesting facts about the Red Velvet Mites (Trombidium Holosericeum): Classification: Red Velvet Mites are arachnids. They belong to the class Arachnida, which includes spiders, scorpions, ticks, and of course… mites. Arachnids are characterized by having eight legs, two main body segments (cephalothorax and abdomen), and no antennae. Red Velvet Mites share these … Continue reading “10 Fascinating Facts About Red Velvet Mites (Trombidium Holosericeum)”

Red Velvet Mites (Trombidium Holosericeum) and Their Love Affair with My Trail Cameras

I love the outdoors and go to the woods every day. I have a few trail cameras set up in the forest to monitor the animal activity, and one day I noticed a mite on the trail camera which is by the side entrance to the Injured Badger’s Sett. It was a Red Velvet Mite … Continue reading “Red Velvet Mites (Trombidium Holosericeum) and Their Love Affair with My Trail Cameras”

First Diary Entry of Nutmeg the Squirrel – Harvesting Hornbeam Catkins in Winter

I decided to give the adorable Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris) who had a stare-down contest with me recently a name. He’s gonna be “Nutmeg“. This video is a cute and inspiring story narrated from the perspective of Nutmeg the Squirrel, who survives the winter by feeding on Hornbeam catkins (Carpinus Betulus), and has to watch … Continue reading “First Diary Entry of Nutmeg the Squirrel – Harvesting Hornbeam Catkins in Winter”

Tales from the Porch of Smiley Vixen – Lounging Serenely Amidst Distress Calls

Smiley Vixen lives in a den right beside the sett of the Injured Badger. With snow on the ground, she carefully treads as she goes in or comes out of the den. The entrance is on a slope, but as a quadruped animal, she navigates the terrain with ease. Sometimes, when she’s out of her … Continue reading “Tales from the Porch of Smiley Vixen – Lounging Serenely Amidst Distress Calls”

Cold-Blooded Wolf Spider and Snow Flea Encountered on Snow in Winter

The saga of unlikely creatures to come cross in the middle of winter continues with the encounter of a small spider, presumably a Wolf Spider and a Snow Flea. Nature truly is fascinating, as it showcases the unexpected resilience of its inhabitants in sub-zero temperatures. This year’s winter, much as the entire year, has been … Continue reading “Cold-Blooded Wolf Spider and Snow Flea Encountered on Snow in Winter”

Earthworm Defies Winter and Crawls on Snow in -12 Degrees Celsius

I take daily strolls through the woods, winter or not, – that one is obvious – and on a recent walk in -12 Degrees Celsius freeze, with the entire environment blanketed by snow, I spotted an unlikely creature to encounter this time of year. An earthworm was up on the freezing snow, very well alive … Continue reading “Earthworm Defies Winter and Crawls on Snow in -12 Degrees Celsius”

Winter Crane Fly (Trichocera Annulata) – Insect That Flies in Freeze and Snow

Even though their name suggests that these insects are adapted for life in winter, it still surprises me to see Winter Crane Flies (Trichocera Annulata) flying about in the depths of it. I take regular, every day strolls through the woods – no poop – but even when I go when the outdoor temperatures are … Continue reading “Winter Crane Fly (Trichocera Annulata) – Insect That Flies in Freeze and Snow”

Magical Stare-Down with Adorably Cute Red Squirrel on Snowy Winter Day

The winter has really set in. We got a lot of snow and the temperatures are deep below the freezing point. I go on my regular strolls through the woods regardless of weather, though when it’s this cold, I don’t usually come across as much wildlife as when the weather is more favorable. On this … Continue reading “Magical Stare-Down with Adorably Cute Red Squirrel on Snowy Winter Day”

Woodland Funeral for Juvenile Woodpecker Who Died Hitting Chainlink Fence on First Flight

In the midst of the tranquil woods, where nature’s symphony gently caresses the senses, a tale of both sorrow and beauty unfolds. It was on one such serene day that I embarked on my routine stroll, seeking solace among the whispering leaves and dappled sunlight. Little did I know that my heart would be forever … Continue reading “Woodland Funeral for Juvenile Woodpecker Who Died Hitting Chainlink Fence on First Flight”