(Entry #8) Passiflora incarnata. Known as maypop due to the fact that when you step on the fruits, they will pop. Meaning it should have been willpop. Yet it was not. The flower is squiggly and purple, and basically very distinctive. The purple is not always too deep. The fruit is green, and supposedly when ripe orange; yet none has ever made it to that stage under my supervision. And it's called supervision because my vision is super.
The leaf is... a dinosaur foot. It is green. This is due to chemicals that make plants green. It is a vine. I believe technically it is not a vine and it is a crawler; this simply means it does not climb up things as much as... things that climb up things. This is not strict, they will still climb a little.
(Entry #7) You may disagree that their beaks are yellow. I do myself. But anyway, there's a little yellow, so it's yellow-billed. Their scientific name is Coccyzus americanus.
They are a brown color, with a yellow beak tipped with black. Their tail is mostly the same color; they are white on the underside, and the inside of their wings is red. They are not sexually dimorphic, as far as I know.
(Entry #6) Melanerpes carolinus, although I can probably guarantee that they'll change that name more than I can guarantee that that's the name it was. And would you look at that, the name used to be Picus carolinus.
These woodpeckers are black with white barring, and a white belly. A black tail, too; their heads are a creamy-tan color, with a red stripe; they are sexually dimorphic; in the females the stripe only reaches about halfway to the beak, and in the males it reaches all the way down. I am not sure about the colorations of juveniles
It's good when I don't procrastinate so long that nothing is posted here. Anyway, I am going to continue the note method and also make a sort of field guide. I already started the field guide, but I will put it under its own category so that all the information about plants and birds and animals can be found. If I ever have any.
I will try to post something every week on Tuesday. Maybe I won't get to another entry in the field guide, but I will try to post my notes if that fails. Speaking of that, did I mention that the birds prefer peanut suet over berry but also like the suet facing out towards the woods?
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.