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…

A Slide Show

People often tell me that they enjoy seeing my photography and I appreciate the comments. Not to get more flattery but to thank those who tune in to my website, watershedwildlife.com and blog occasionally, I created a video slide show by pulling images out of the archives that were taken in the vicinity of the…

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…

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…

Oh, It’s You Bob

Since early December of 2015 I’ve been involved in an effort to document the presence of flying squirrels here in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. I have a bucket list of critters I’d like to catch on my trail cameras before they die, (the cameras, not the critters) and have recently expanded the area of my efforts…

Born With Sand in My Shoes

Perhaps more accurately put; I’ve never worn a pair of shoes that didn’t have, at one time or another, Lake Michigan sand in them. I was raised and have always lived within a short distance of sand dunes. It is a clean golden sand that has a uniform particle size that invites your bare feet…