And so our bird banding season is underway! Licensed bird banders Emily Perlock, Scott Stoleson, and Don Watts generously give their time, talents, and expertise to show visitors how scientists collect data on birds. Throughout the season, Terry LeBaron and I will be taking pictures to be used at our September First Friday program. In […]
Today's sunset at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel So I guess I finally have enough of my ducks in a row to tell you all about my plans for this summer...I'm going home to NJ! The perfect summer job landed in my lap... Show More Summary
This was a very sweet morning at Pedrick Pond. An osprey was fishing. A young heron fished and he was oblivious to me and was playing with his food! This heron was playing with his food. He did this for about a half hour before eating the fish he caught.
Late this morning, Kookie and I walked down the driveway to get the newspaper. Kookie started her "snake" bark which is loud and somewhat fearful. Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake April 20, 2014 Our dog had found an Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake. I...Show More Summary
I have been caring for my ninety year old father for the past year, since he is now so infirm that he needs continual help. I don't get to go very far from home but this day I had Christina the CNA over so I could spend some time at Goose Pasture with the Valdosta crew. Show More Summary
The Grand River below Pensacola DamOctober 2011... paint in blue and black...sometimes gray - the colors of night - occasionally I surprise you with a mustard yellow, but then, I am a poet...” ? John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
Common ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalis L.Cache CreekWichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Comanche County, Oklahoma
The Grand River at Little Blue State ParkMayes County, Oklahoma October 2011
Sometime in late March or early April, the first male field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) of the season sings his long down-slurring whistle that ends in an accelerating trill. Soon he is joined by other returning males, and our 37-acre First Field rings with their lovely songs.
Because Jamestown Audubon is working on a project that involves taking people to the River Walk, I took my camera for a walk down there last Wednesday.
White-winged Scoter By: Pat Coate The pictures in this post were taken at Dunkirk Harbor this past winter. In our area, the white-winged scoter winters on Lakes Ontario and Erie. It is becoming a bit more common due to the invasion of the zebra mussels, as mussels (and clams) seem to be one of its […]
Heggie's Rock Preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and is yet another example of a granite outcrop community, much like Arabia Mountain. I was curious to see it because it's said to be the most pristine of Georgia's flat rock outcrops. Show More Summary
Gulls By: Pat Coate During our unusually harsh winter in Western New York open water for ducks and gulls was hard to come by. Dunkirk Harbor on Lake Erie usually has a good bit of open water due to warm water discharge from the nearby power plant. But with the prolonged cold spell even the […]
"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking." -Brooks Atkinson Elf's Orpine, a granite outcrop specialist Rock moss and lichen Fern unfurling...Show More Summary
Yesterday was a great day with sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. I saw my first butterfly, the Eastern Comma; and later in the afternoon, I spotted several lovely blue Spring Azure butterflies. The toothwort was budding--should bloom any day this week. Show More Summary
Today we launch three animated shorts inspired by the poetry of Dylan Thomas - And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Fern Hill and Poem in October. Extracts of each of these three poems are brought o life with colourful illustrations and are voiced by Dylan Thomas himself.