Tag: flora and fauna

They’re Back!

Who’s back?  The great blue herons, of course. There are just a few right now.  Maybe they are the hardy ones who stayed here over the winter, fishing in any open water they could find, or maybe they are the first to arrive after weeks of travel on the Atlantic Flyway.  Who knows, but in any event in a week or so as the … Read More They’re Back!

The Most Disdained Birds in America

They really didn’t do anything to deserve it.  Nonetheless, they are the birds we love to hate — crows, starlings, and mute swans. Actually, they are kind of pretty.  Crows are dark and sleek.  Starlings have such cute little polka-dotted tummies (much like a miniature Kate Spade bag).  They both make a terribly unpleasant noise, but crows are quite useful to the human population … Read More The Most Disdained Birds in America

Rocky Racoon? or maybe a long-lost cousin.

I mean, these aren’t exactly the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota. But this little one didn’t mind at all.  The roadside vegetation — and whatever insects hiding therein — was just fine! A brief but enjoyable stop while on my way to Montezuma.

There were ten of them!

Saw them near Montezuma today. Such beautiful birds!  Could use a little post-processing, maybe, just to correct the color (these are jpgs, so were processed in-camera), but I think their natural beauty shows through without it.  

Photos Gone Wild

Wildlife.  It’s all around us.  All you have to do is look 🙂 Well, yeah, that’s true for the easy ones, like squirrels or chipmunks in the backyard.  Hawks are easy, too, sitting atop utility poles, as are turkeys pecking in harvested cornfields, ducks bobbing on the lake, and the occasional deer grazing along the roadside are good practice.  Most of them –except maybe … Read More Photos Gone Wild

Here’s Me

I’m a short. round, opinionated old lady. You can distinguish me from other short, round, opinionated old ladies because I’m the one dragging my camera and gear around in a polka-dotted Kate Spade bag.  When I am not roaming the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge or Sterling Nature Center or the marshes alongside Route 38, I am probably wishing I was.  I don’t know why plants … Read More Here’s Me

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