Two Crows Dive-Bomb a Bald Eagle

Kenobi and I have gotten into a bit of a rut. We'll walk to the Midtown Greenway, follow it west to the Ball Lake Reserve, and walk around it on the Haun Trail and return back the way we came. As mentioned before, the big attraction of this route is the wildlife we see--mainly birds.... Continue Reading →

Albino Squirrel

On a longer walk today, Kenobi and I had to stop every once in a while so he could cool down. That leftover snow really does come in handy. It took us longer than usual to get to the Bass Lake Preserve, but I was lucky enough to capture this lovely creature: This is an... Continue Reading →

A Year Ago

Last year, on April 16th, these are the creature that were in our neighborhood: And we were walking along the Greenway to and around Lake of the Isles. The isles in this lake are a bird reserve, so you can catch sight of a wide variety in the trees around the lake, too. I look... Continue Reading →

Merry April!

This morning we set out for a short walk, but ended up continuing down the Greenway to the Haun Tral around the Bass Lake Reserve. The drives might not be cleared of snow, and side streets still need to be plowed, but the Greenway and bike trails are clear! One reason to adore this city!... Continue Reading →

Hooded Merganser

The Haun Trail around the Bass Lake Reserve continues to introduce me to exciting species! Kenobi and I walked out on the ice toward this raft of Hooded Mergansers. They are so fast! And they seem to sit lower in the water while swimming. When I first saw one of these interesting birds, it seemed... Continue Reading →

Duck in a Tree!

How about that? I have never seen a duck in a tree until today. This is a wood duck. I saw them wandering around and in the lakes last summer, but this is the first time that I have ever seen one in a tree. How cool is that? You can see how high up... Continue Reading →

Strolling in the Sun

Although chilly, it is a clear, sunny day. What a relief! Walking in the sun makes all of the difference--and the lack of wind, of course. Snow is still piled high, and path so deep they are almost tunnels have been created. We didn't have a lot of luck capturing pictures of birds, but here... Continue Reading →

Focus on the Geese

On our daily, long walk, we usually run into plenty of ducks--mostly Mallards, but we've see a couple Wood Ducks, too. Geese are a regular presence, as well, but the other day they outnumbered the ducks. And they were all about posing for the camera. These three photos were taken as the goose stretched its... Continue Reading →

On the Pike Island Loop

Today, Kenobi and I spent the early afternoon at Fort Snelling State Park. A friend introduced me to the app, All Trails. When I first opened the app, it immediately showed a list of trails nearby, and I read through the first page of reviews about the Pike Island Loop, so I readied my backpack... Continue Reading →

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