What are you doing?

While dreaming of our Optimum Road Trip, we're still out on our walks and the trails in the neighborhood. While capturing this young Mallard family, this Red Finch had his eye on me only a few feet away. After his departure, we continued on to capture more neighborhood critters along the Haun Trail and the... Continue Reading →

Hello? Spring? Is that you?

This Grey Heron that we first met yesterday was more happy to pose for photos. Perhaps it was the safe distance across the pond. Check out 21 facts about the Grey Heron here. And here is a new creature in out neighborhood--a Cassin's Finch. Terribly shy, and going with the old saying, "if I can't... Continue Reading →

Turtle Cuddles

I was so lucky today capturing photographs. There were about 10 turtles out sunning on the logs. They were all various sizes and striking different poses. It wasn't until I uploaded the photos onto my computer that I noticed the affection between these two.   This gorgeous goose rushed into the pond as Kenobi tried... 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 →

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