May be beautiful weather but fall is near.  The Barn Swallows at my farm have been departing over the last week.  The last left yesterday, August 8.  With the amount of mosquitos still around, I wondered if they might delay a bit, but they seem to be keeping to their regular yearly schedule.


Barn Swallow (Karl Egressy)

Barn Swallow (Karl Egressy)

Barn Swallow nestlings - Wikimedia

Barn Swallow nestlings – Wikimedia

Bruce Kidd, Douro

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.