This morning tour is from along the winter shoreline of Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. You will get a glimpse and 360-degree view of the island that the Baileys Harbor birdcage lighthouse sits on and winter Lake Michigan shoreline Continue Reading →
Fumee Falls is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch or snack and also stop for a roadside bathroom break. The falls are small but beautiful! There is a wooden bridge, path, and stairway leading to a higher viewing. Continue Reading →
The last week of November in Wisconsin can be sunny and bright or snowy and dreary. This week I watched the European Starlings visit the feeder and witnessed both the bright and sunny weather and the dreary winter weather setting in. Continue Reading →
Today my daughter and I took a drive to try and find a piece of property I have been wanting to visit. This piece of property that was looking for was swampland with public hunting grounds and was where my uncles and grandfather used to hunt during the fall. It was a beautiful country drive with views of fields of sandhill cranes. Continue Reading →
House finches are rarely seen walking on the ground. They are known for their hopping abilities, they will place both feet together and hop from location to location. Read all about the house finch. Continue Reading →
I’ve been sticking fairly close to home lately, I’ve been walking the trail system around the UWGB campus and made many morning trips to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. This isn’t a traditional year for me. Fall always brings a road trip or two, most of my yearly travel budget goes toward traveling for fall colors. But not this year. I have my eye on an investment and that means I need to tighten the budget today for fun tomorrow.
The Ephraim Wisconsin Wetlands Preserve will only take less than 30 minutes to walk from start to finish. It isn’t the walk that should interest you, it is the plant and wildlife during certain seasons that would nature buffs. Continue Reading →
The Eastern American Toad thrilling video – (thrilling) is the sound they make. The thrilling sound can last for up to 30 seconds at a time and you normally hear them in May in Wisconsin.
Currently, this is what the little pond down the street from me sounds like. The video contains one image of the toad so you know what critter to look for and the audio sound – so you too, can identify the thrilling sound the Eastern American Toad makes.
PS – Yes, the name of the sound they make is called thrilling 🙂
I was out laying down in the woods, dressed in brown and green clothing and covered in leaves, hoping, waiting and praying to lure in the fanning male turkeys but I received a little surprise. I looked over to see two little eyes staring at me.
I could almost hear him say, “Hey lady! Occupied!”
Guess you will have to wait on turkey photos. Yep! Got ’em too. It was a good day!!
Today is one day that my husband looks forward to, picking up the Spyder from the hunting grounds shed. I was driving with him to the grounds and driving back his truck, bring Scout he said so you have someone to ride back with. Oh, that was an excellent idea!
This week has been a glorious week, the snow is melting and the temperatures are comfortable. I have resumed my weekly walks with wildlife. Welcome spring and more wildlife and plant life to point my lens at.
Early spring there isn’t much color, everything is brown with a little green. Bored with the regular walking paths and nature areas I decided to take my neighbor up on his offer and walk their new property of 50 acres.
When you see a large patch of white in an area that has no snow, you have to investigate. Low and behold – it isn’t snow! It is Snow White though 🙂
I’m not sure about you, but I know for me I have noticed that life seems off balance. My husband and I spend much of our time apart, due to our winter hobbies and work. We dedicate one weekend day a month together to reconnect. The pictures included in this posting are from our Sunday drive in early March to Oconto County, Wisconsin.
Red-bellied woodpeckers LOVE peanuts. I attract them in winter by adding unshelled peanuts to the feeders. I enjoy watching them take peanuts, one by one. They are interesting to watch. Continue Reading →
Today I headed out to go snowshoeing in Neshota Park Denmark Wisconsin. The park is excellent in all seasons but the draw of it being only one of two parks in Brown County that is close to my house and I can snowshoe makes it my first stop. Continue Reading →
Chapel Ridge Heights Shrine of St Anthony Green Bay of PADUA is located on the UWGB 290 acre Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. It is open to the public. The video shows how to locate the chapel and a tour of the inside and outside of the chapel.
If you would like to know a little bit of history about why roadside chapels were built, read my post Belgian Brick by Brick this will give you a better understanding about the Belgian heritage in the Brussels, Wisconsin and surrounding areas.
Why? Why, didn’t I think that flies drink water? After a rainstorm, I was out searching for raindrops on flowers in my yard but this fly captured my attention.
Do Flies Drink Water Yep, They DO!
He was drinking the raindrops off my raspberry leaves in my garden boxes. Now, if you have never had the pleasure of watching a fly drink raindrops…run. Do it! Flies are not cute little furry creatures; but. man oh, life are they a blast to watch suck up drops. Whole raindrops, mind you.
Only a few days before Christmas and I have everything set and ready. All the gifts are wrapped and food has been purchased. Now it is time for some winter bliss. A drive from Green Bay to Kewaunee, Wisconsin and maybe even to Algoma is what I have in store.
This weekend my husband and I took a Saturday fall drive through Oconto and Marinette Counties, visiting new sites and revisiting a few old ones that I had been to. Copper Culture State Park was one of our stops.