Archive for the 'Snow Ice Winter' Category

28
Mar
08

Bull Frog – March 28, 2008

It’s around 5 pm and I’m walking home when I spy this bull frog in the fen. Last night there was 2+ inches of snow. It must be hard being an amphibian.

Frog - March 28, 2008

28
Mar
08

Snow Again – March 28 2008

We got a few inches of snow last night. I love snow but I’m ready for spring. It does look pretty though.

Here’s a dogwood.

Dogwood Bud - March 28 2008

Here an animal come out of Turtle Hill then decided to go back.

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Red Oak

Oak Leafs  - March 28 2008

28
Mar
08

Rabbit & Squirrel Tracks in Snow – March 28 2008

Rabbit tracks look like a “Y”.

Rabbit Tracks in snow - March 28 2008


Squirrel tracks look like a “W”

 

Squirrel Tracks - March 28 2008

09
Mar
08

Red Oak Leaf Melting into the Snow – March 9, 2008

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I think it’s interesting how leafs and other objects will melt into the snow.

05
Feb
08

Squirrel Tracks in the snow – Feb 5, 2008

Squirrel Tracks in the snow, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Squirrel tracks look like a “W”. Their front feet touch first then their back feet come on the outside the land in front. Rabbit tracks look are similar except they look like the letter”Y”.

10
Mar
07

Bird Sightings – March 2007

 


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

I am seeing so many birds here in early March. Here are a few:


Mute Swan tucked to keep warm.

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Canadian Goose

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This blurry picture is an American Wigeon.

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Here’s a ring neck duck

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Mallards

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This blurry little bird is a male red winged blackbird. He is a sure sign that spring is not too far away.

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A pair of sandhill cranes making their loud presence know.

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Blue Heron sitting on the top of a snag in the fen

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10
Mar
07

Seeds on the snow Feb 2007


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

I have been noticing that there are quite a few tree seeds on the snow. This one is from a waver ash tree. Our waver ash trees seem to be favorites of ground hogs that can often be found munching away on this in the fall.

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This red fluffy seed is from a staghorn sumac. These are edible by humans, and they can be but in boiling water to make a tea. I have seen blue jays eating these in the winter when there probably isn’t much else to eat.

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This winged seed is from an ash tree I believe.