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…

Signs Signs Everywhere

I enjoy finding animal sign. I have a very long “unimproved” driveway through the woods which gives me the opportunity to determine who has been out-and-about during the night and sometimes what they’ve been up to. I frequent a large, remote area north of us where I often have a trail camera set up and have…

Fox vs. Snack

A fox looking for a midnight snack. It’s probably a mouse or shrew. It’s difficult to see but the potential meal gets away. It is just a small blur in the IR illumination. Full screen helps. It’s not easy being a predator.

White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary

I recently got a little more “footage” of the Barrier Dune Sanctuary and combined it with video I took in 2015 for a fund drive to save the dunes from development. (More about that at the end of the video). With the success of the fund drive this year the previous version is now obsolete, It is…

Golden Ringed Death

We live on a small creek (crick, stream,,,?) surrounded on our side by a swampy area with areas of standing water, yet we rarely have a bloom of mosquitoes to come close to what some suburban areas have. The creek is in a gully that to my knowledge hasn’t been invaded by lawns up stream.…

Changes Along The Creek

I don’t go down the hill to our creek every day, or every week for that matter, but in the spring it seems like it undergoes a complete transformation overnight. The plants and the cinnamon ferns in particular appear over a relatively short period and I thought I’d try to catch them developing this year…

Trumpeter Swan on White lake

Tuesday I got a call from another conservation minded friend who had seen what appeared to be a non-Mute Swan on our lake. He indicated that it was large and had a black bill. Tundra swans have visited the lake in large numbers but I had yet to see a Trumpeter swan here. He had a…