Author Archives: joeschelling

About joeschelling

Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Almost Fall

September is just flying by, and Fall arrives in just two more days. The signs have been appearing that we’re moving past summer with the sunflowers in full bloom, chamisa starting to turn yellow, bird migration well underway, and for … Continue reading

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More Summer Sightings

It’s been a little over two weeks since my last posting and until this morning the days have been rather hot and dry. Haven’t gotten out much either with trying to keep my distance from others these days. Astonishing to … Continue reading

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A Little This, A Little That

Three weeks have passed since my last posting, so it’s time for an update. For various reasons, I haven’t been getting out as much lately and not seeing many birds or butterflies that end up having their photographs taken. This … Continue reading

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More Birds and Butterflies

The last couple of weeks have been pretty entertaining as more and more butterfly species are flying as we move into summer. Monsoon rains are due any day now that should kick off more wildflowers along with more butterflies. While … Continue reading

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Early Summer Sightings

Two weeks into summer and there have been quite a few interesting and different things to see out there. Mostly butterflies as usual this time of year, but some good ones that photographed well. With the coronavirus still a threat … Continue reading

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From Spring to Summer

Life goes on around us despite the coronavirus pandemic and all the unrelated social issues raised in recent days, and there have been quite a few interesting sightings over the last two weeks leading up to the first day of … Continue reading

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It’s Always Something

Most times when I’m out wandering around I really don’t know what to expect to see. Other times I’ll have a specific target in mind and will either get lucky and find it or more often see something totally unexpected. … Continue reading

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Essential Escapes

Spring has been getting into high gear around here for the last couple of weeks with almost perfect weather and all manner of new nature sightings. I’m still being pretty good about complying with pandemic restrictions, limiting trips usually to … Continue reading

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Spring Lockdown

Not much changed pandemic-wise around here over the last two weeks, but there have been plenty of new butterfly species for the year, further developments among my nesting owls, and several other interesting sightings. I keep seeing reports of a … Continue reading

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Owl Business

Like everybody else, over the last month I’ve mostly been hanging around the house and keeping my distance from people whenever I do get outside. The most stressful part for me has been my weekly trip to the grocery store. … Continue reading

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