Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife


A Snail Storm!


With all this rain we have been experiencing this spring, it has brought us a galore of cute little snails visiting our yard. One day after it rained, I had picked up approximately 20-30 snails and moved them to safer location in our yard so we would not accidentally step on them. It felt like we had a snail storm, not a hail storm. It was unbelievable. After another rainy day, I loved witnessing...

Houston, they are not a problem!


I am sure we have all heard the famous quote “Houston, we have a problem!” This quote was in the 1995 movie, Apollo 13. I am a Texan and Houston is one of the cities in Texas so this quote is a nice example for this particular blog post. I would like to share the three P’s of how we might consider a different perspective regarding wildlife. Houston… They are NOT a Problem...

It’s Time!


It’s Time – A poem in loving memory of our cat, Maxwell “Max”. You rescued our grieving hearts with hope, love and peace, when we brought you home. We watched you explore your new territory, you were free to roam.   You immediately found your rhythm and filled each room with so much joy. I learned to slow down, stop, stretch and breathe from this cute little boy...

A Special Surprise


Over this past year, I like to reflect on all the wonderful moments with nature and our backyard wildlife. I have met so many new wildlife friends that have visited our yard. The little packrat in particular is a special surprise. A pack rat or packrat, also called a woodrat, can be any of the species in the rodent genus Neotoma. I strive to appreciate all living creatures on this earth. This is...

Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife