Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lunch is Served!

My visit to the Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, IL, early in June was fabulous. I walked the trails and enjoyed the birds – mostly their singing. They seem to spend most of their time deep in the branches and … Continue reading

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While Kathy was at a conference in St. Charles, IL, I went birding. I love the iPad/iPhone app “BirdsEye.” This app shows birding hotspots in whatever area you happen to be in. It even lists those birds that have been … Continue reading

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Can You See Me Now?

En route to The Smoky Mountains last month Kathy & I stopped in Columbia, Missouri, for the night. Prior to getting to the hotel we stopped at the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near town and along the Missouri River. It … Continue reading

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Oh Nuts!

“… I was sure there was a nut up there…” It’s fun to think about what might be going through this squirrel’s mind (but we can only do it from our mind – they may not be close at all, … Continue reading

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Flag Day – June 14

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands:      one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

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Turf Wars

“This is my feeder!” “No! It’s Mine!” It’s easy to imagine words like those between these two  (well, it’s easy for me to imagine…You, you’re on your own!) The Carolina Chickadee (In the right corner, wearing basic black & white) … Continue reading

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Butterfly in the Sun

On our recent visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our hosts took me to a very beautiful area. What I found quite interesting was a small area on one of the lesser-traveled roads where massive numbers of butterflies … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain Rain

No, not the song by Ronnie Milsap. These storm clouds formed over night in the Smoky Mountains and provided quite a site for breakfast! Our hosts said we were about 4500 feet in elevation on their deck looking up at … Continue reading

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