Welcome! My name is Peter, and I take care of the goats and observe all sorts of life- including goats. I wanted to make this blog so I could remember all the fascinating things that the animals and plants do; but there might be some errors, I admit. I am going to make it out of all of my observations, or observations from the rest of my family!
I also intend to get pictures like that, too. That's why I have my assistant photographers included on the side. They get some very nice pictures! Just yesterday (May 2nd, 2020) I got at least one picture of at least six different species of birds!
Plants are also fascinating, too! I would like to see when they first get their leaves, when the make flowers, and everything else about them! Like, for example, I learned that fire pinks are good for attracting hummingbirds. This would also have been useful information for photographing hummingbirds if I had realized that before the fire pinks went out of season. Oops.
Mammals are very hard to photograph. I've never gotten anything other than a deer, although one of my assistant photographers got a raccoon. I can still observe their movements, though.
Insects and arachnids you might not think very appealing; if you're looking for pretty things, though, then an order under insects you might be intrested in: Lepidoptera. These are all the butterflies and moths! Here's an example of one of my favorite moths I've found.
I intend to, for every animal, put first taxonomy and description, move on to distinguishing them from other birds, maybe some fun facts, and then on to diet. By the way, the beak is a good tell to what a bird eats. I think I'll do a post on that. Then a good old gallery, everyone loves a gallery! I should add habitat, too. It's important for tracking. For example, I've never seen a brown creeper outside of the woods.
For every plant I intend to begin with taxonomy, like the animals, and have a description. But descriptions on plants are very important and fascinating! I should also like to add some defining characterisitics. As with the animals, some help distinguishing between other plants. I will not have diet! Plants eat sunlight and minerals in the ground, and drink water in the ground! Then the gallery.
Ah, the fungus! Taxonomy, descriptions, and possibly life-saving information. For example, I've heard that the green-spored parasol causes the most deaths due to misidentifaction. Life-saving suggestion one: don't eat any mushrooms you find. Anyway, where was I? Yes, life-saving information, by which I mean distinguishing them from other mushrooms. Maybe some facts on smashing them. If you don't want more mushrooms to come up, don't smash the mushroom. Anyway, I'll go on to the gallery after that.
Insects! Taxonomy, description, identification, and gallery, like all the others, but in there, I shall include diet, since creepy buggies eat all sorts of things. And also, habits of said creepy buggies. For example, the common buckeye can truly be a pain to photograph due to the fact that they do not open their wings very often while they are landed. Every now and then, unlike other butterflies. And on diet for butterflies I would also include preferred flower types.
And I think that's it for now! Something should be up by tomorrow. Stay tuned to follow my somewhat shunned attempts at photographing animals and plants, and observing their habits. Fungus isn't technically fauna or flora, is it? Anyway, goodbye for now!
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.