Smoke rises

This morning I decided to head out to our wetlands area. On Wednesday they did a controlled burn, generally an annual event in the spring. Last year they did not do the burn due to extreme drought. Instead they dug out areas of the reeds and grasses. It was quite messy, and I’m not sure…

We need a “❤” button

Don’t you think this sweet little bunny with the torn ear needs some love? “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~ Maya Angelou

CFFC: Raccoon in nature

I ran across this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals and decided this was the perfect time to post my sweet Wetlands Raccoon! I was watching the birds a couple of weeks ago when SURPRISE! out comes this cutie from the reeds to wash his food! Oh my, I don’t know if I’ve seen…

Dragonfly for breakfast?

Yes, this morning I snapped a few photos of this little warbler, then realized he had snatched a dragonfly for his morning snack. There were dragonflies all over the park. I love dragonflies and found it fascinating to see one in this little guy’s mouth. I saw another bird with a dragonfly in his beak…

My First Sora

When I visited our wetlands a couple of weeks ago, right after they cleared some of the reeds, I was surprised with the opportunity to see a sora foraging for food in full view. I would have missed him had it not been for the friendly birder sharing his discovery with passers by. I have…