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 →
We did a lot of wandering around our neighborhood this weekend. We got to Lake of the Isles and to the Bass Lake Reserve. Yesterday, the most exciting photos are of a Great Blue Heron: He was just perching here watching me take photos of him. We moved a little closer, closer, and a bit... Continue Reading →
The Early Bird Catches the . . .
Today we went out to Wirth Park to hike the trails and finished with a walk around the lake. Kenobi really enjoys this hike, and it's close to where we live, so we go a lot in the summer. The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is located in the woods, too, so there are plenty of... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →