First Snow Fall 2022

November 15 had the first significant snowfall of 2022. It was wet and heavy and came in bursts. Juncos hope through the low bushes looking for food. (From: ‘https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/overview’). Juncos are the “snowbirds” of the middle latitudes. Over most of the eastern United States, they appear as winter sets in, and then retreat northward (mostlyContinue reading “First Snow Fall 2022”

Fierce and Cuddly

In a recent blog I had photographed a Red-Tailed Hawk drinking and taking a bath and noted that I had never seen one do that before. Well, two weeks later I saw it again. This time closer and much more interesting. This blog is most of a hawk and its interaction with water. I alsoContinue reading “Fierce and Cuddly”

Some Deer, Birds, Bugs and Other

This blog is composite of several weeks of walking and photographing. This time of Fall is slow. Few bugs, a few birds and a deer every once in a while. The weather has been great with many sunny days and moderate temperatures. The (a) Great Blue Heron is still around. It spends a good dealContinue reading “Some Deer, Birds, Bugs and Other”

More Foggy Mornings

The last few days have been spectacular as the sun is coming up and the fog still lingers over the lake low-lying areas of the Nature Center and the frost has turned the grasses white. These photographs are more of that beauty. At one point yesterday (10/29/22) the water droplets were large enough and denseContinue reading “More Foggy Mornings”

More of Spectacular Fall Colors

Other than my impression and similar responses for many people, I have no data to say this fall is more beautiful / colorful than many … but I really think it is. This blog is more photographs of fall colors. This is Westway, a street in Greendale. It’s always beautiful in the Fall and thisContinue reading “More of Spectacular Fall Colors”

Fog and a Rising Sun

This morning (10/27/22) there was a solid frost and fog in the low areas of the Nature Center when the sun came up. This photograph was taken by my son on Wind Lake (about 15 miles SW of Greendale/Wehr Nature Center). He said this fog formation lasted about 10 minutes. This was a little toadContinue reading “Fog and a Rising Sun”

Blue and Green Herons

Watching the Great Blue Heron and Green Heron of the Wehr Nature Center for years doesn’t diminish the fascination with their beauty and remarkable skills. A Great Blue Heron has been in the stream below the dam off and on for a couple of weeks. I finally saw a Green Heron within photography distance thisContinue reading “Blue and Green Herons”