July Highlights From The Trail

July was focused more on the water habitat than the conventional trail. I thought with the hot weather in July a few critters might want to cool off in the creek but I had no idea of how much bathing would take place. New species included a Woodland Jumping Mouse, a mink and a “Twirking…

June Highlights From the Trail

I could have entitled this “Distraught Single Mother Attempts to Raise Disruptive Twins in The Woods” but it would have sounded like a tabloid newspaper headline. Parents will, no doubt sympathize with the Mother. There is more to the video but it’s short so don’t go for a cup of coffee.

First Wildflower of Spring

I took a walk today in a section of woods I have permission to roam around in. I was there to place two trail cameras now that the snow is finally gone. There were quite a few of these “Spring Beauty” wildflowers on a south facing slope. They are usually the first to bloom in…

Drifting Donuts & Ducks

I visited one of my favorite photography locations Saturday. It’s the channel from White Lake to Lake Michigan. White Lake is in Western Michigan between Whitehall on the south and Montague on the north (near the pinky knuckle on your left hand). When White Lake is frozen over, as it is now, waterfowl tends to…

A Few More Monarchs

I was inspired this year to to save a few Monarch Butterflies, partially because they got in the way of a project (See the previous post). It’s surprising how something as minuscule as a butterfly egg can change a persons plans. After watching where the Monarchs laid eggs and checking back on them occasionally I…

Garden Project Postponed

I had a garden project in mind a few days ago. We have a fenced-in veggie garden and one area has remained incomplete for years. It needed some work done that required the back blade on my garden tractor. There is only one gate large enough to allow the tractor into the garden if I…