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.

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.…

American White Pelicans Return to White Lake

Perhaps it’s getting crowded on the other side of Lake Michigan or maybe it is easier migrating here on the eastern side, I don’t know but I’m seeing an increasing number of Pelicans on White Lake. I photographed a group of eleven near Mill Point on May fourth. I certainly don’t see everything that happens on White…

Two Days in The Woods

To be more accurate, it was a few hours over two days. Last April I selected an area in nearby woods under several hemlock trees in which to place my camera trap (often referred to as a game or trail camera). The area appeared to be a good place for critters to hang out due to the cover and the…

Eagle Visit

On April 25th I happened to catch a glimpse of large wings overhead as I drove home from the White River marsh where I got a few shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I pulled into a DPW utility drive and got a good look through my long lens. It was a group of three immature…