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…

Using Trail Cameras For Wildlife Video Part II

This post is about external battery use and portability. I find the portability very useful in some situations. I mentioned in part I of this post that I used external batteries due to the demands on AA batteries using video. The most convenient containers I’ve found are plastic ammo boxes. They are water tight and have a…

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.

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…

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…