Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunny Sunday

 Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone, and I'm your observant doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.  

Today was a spectacular, sunny, bright, cool, breezy autumn day! Of course there was a lot to discover right in my own back yard.

Usually this time of year we can find lots of big orb weaver spiders in their huge webs. But in the last couple years, there haven't been any! We think either the birdies are eating them, or else people are using too much pesticide on their lawns. I know many people don't like spiders, but we think they're amazing and beautiful. We looked around carefully to see what other creepy crawlies we could find. 

Crane fly

Stink bug

Box elder bug

Daddy long legs

Another daddy long legs (can you find him?)

We also saw lots of colorful autumn leaves on the ground.

A few days ago, we posted about the multitude of mushrooms that were sprouting up in the wood chips and roots from the old silver maple tree. There were some very tiny ones ghostwriter couldn't identify. 

She noticed more of them nearby. But these ones had popped open and had what looked like little eggs inside them. 

She asked the siblings if they had any idea what these were. She later found out from Joanna (sibling #2 of 4) that these are actually called bird's nest fungi. The little "eggs" contain spores. Wonders never cease!

If you would like to know more about these interesting little fungi, here's a link: 

Meanwhile, the sun and clouds put on an incredible display all day long. 

Good night.


  1. The stinkbugs have made their appearance here too. yuk. Love the birds nest mushroom and all of the beautiful autumn leaves!

  2. Dearest Chester and GW and your excellent photographer.
    What a splendid x 87 post. OMDs I feel like I just had the bestest biology and science class EVER.
    The little critters are amazing up close and purrsonal...when they can't jump on me. They are very interesting. thank Joanna for helping id the fungi nest....never every have I seen anything like that. WNY is all aglow with fall.
    Hugs to you, GW and Dad

  3. As always, we are amazed by these photos from your yard, C. Mom enlarged in order to find the second daddy long legs (got him), and we were dumbfounded by the bird's nest mushrooms. What a world!

    Love and licks,

  4. We sure enjoyed yesterday too, Chester. Our pawrents left us for a little while to take pictures of the sunset at a near by pond. Thanks for the info on those little mushrooms. We've seen them around here but didn't know what they were called.

  5. Oh Chester, what an exciting nature talk you gave us today...luffs the stunning skies
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. What a wonderful post today Chester, we love hearing about the insects you have roaming your yard!

  7. We enjoy seeing your great bug photos, but Mom says you can keep them there:) We did see a praying mantis on the window last week, and lots of grasshoppers. And like you, we have seen lots of beautiful sunshine here too. Have a wonderful week.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. You have some truly fascinating bugs in your yard. The stink bugs are terrible this year.

  9. Oh WOW! Your silver maple tree drops leafs that look just like dimes! Well, I guess that makes cents when you think about it, BOL!! The little shrooms are pretty cool, too! 😁

  10. Lots of interesting bugs and other things to wonder over at your yard!!
    Its a science lesson in action, over there!

  11. There are always many many interesting creatures at your yard and these mushrooms are fascinating! Paws up for the autumn sky! Love this season and let's have fun!

    Pinot xo