Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander

By looking at the calendar, one sees it’s the late April, so technically Spring. However the weather says it’s still Winter. It still freezes over night, and daytime temperatures barely hang above zero. Nevertheless, we just got an early spring rain and as I walked through the woods afterwards, I encountered previously familiar sights which … Continue reading “Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander”

My Mission to Save Life of Solitary Bee

As I was returning home after dusk on a cold winter day, I noticed a lone been on the porch. She was motionless. It was 0 degrees Celsius outside at the time, and whereas the night has just begun, the likelihood of the upcoming freezing temperatures was high. I knew right away that the cold-blooded … Continue reading “My Mission to Save Life of Solitary Bee”