July is a rather slow month for wildlife in my area so I like to turn the camera on bugs and butterflies because they seem to be plentiful during the month of July. July is for bugs and butterflies!
Collection of woodpeckers that are found throughout Wisconsin. Remember, birds are not contained within boundaries. Some birds will be found in one county and not the next.
You can find additional cool stuff to view in my photography galleries.
Collection of warblers that are found migrating through Wisconsin in the spring or fall months. Remember, birds are not contained within boundaries. Some birds will be found one year and not the next.
You can find additional cool stuff to view in my photography galleries.
It’s The Weekend
How about a weekend with the drone in Oconto County? Heading To Another County in search of blue skies and sunshine.
Apparently my husband is as sick of the rain as myself. After hearing the weatherman say rain was forecasted all weekend for our area, he told me to grab my gear because we are driving until we hit sunshine this weekend.
This week has amounted to rain, goslings, weeding the flower beds.
The beginning of the week rained and I was itching to get outside and trying to see if there were any new blooming wildflowers and plants and how big the goslings had grown in a few days time along the trails.
Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse
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
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.
Its Eagle Season
What does one do in winter to feed their photography need? Well, in Wisconsin, I enjoy hunting down eagles sitting in the trees and fishing because its eagle season.
European Starlings & Change In Weather
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.
Fields of Sandhill Cranes and a Stop at the Swamp
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.
Blue Jays and Peanuts
There is a soft and gentle rain coming down from the heavens this morning as I sit quietly at my kitchen table watching the deck peanut wreath full of blue jays and peanuts quickly disappear.
Ten Turtles on a Log
A quick walk around a piece of property that has a few ponds with fallen logs and I ran into ten turtles on a log.
Red Eyed Vireo
The red eyed vireo is a small songbird that you might see trying to catch insects in your trees. The bird isn’t a fan of the feeder.
Male House Finch
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.
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.
She Still Has Her Spots
I say she still has her spots but truth be told, I haven’t a clue if this is a male or a female, but I say it is because of the absolute sweetness she displayed.
Ephraim Wisconsin Wetlands Preserve
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.
Yellow Flag Iris
Yellow flag iris is a showy perennial plant that can grow in a range of conditions from drier upland sites, to wetlands, to floating aquatic mats.
This iris can take over areas quickly and is invasive.
Considered invasive in Wisconsin.
11 Must-See Lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin
Love lighthouses? How about a peninsula that has 11 must-see lighthouses? The 11 must-see lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin will impress any lighthouse lover or history buff.
The three-petaled spiderwort wildflowers are usually blue to a variety of purples, but may also be pink, white or red.
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.
Early Meadowrue is generally found in places that have not been disturbed by human interaction.
The woods are blooming full of trout lily in Wisconsin. I have been lucky to track down each of the varieties, except the pink variety this year thus far.
Common Flicker birds are fun to watch searching for insects in trees and lawns.
Oh my gosh! How darn cute is he?
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Nose to Nose With a Raccoon
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!!
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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!
Drake Common Merganser
After walking some trails today at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, I sat on a bench around the duck pond for 15 minutes, there was a drake common merganser keeping me company.
Walks With Wildlife
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 🙂
We Have Some New Birds Arriving
Finally, spring is upon us! We have some new birds arriving and some lingering winter bird visitors still with us.
Downy woodpeckers are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers but there are many smaller species elsewhere, especially the piculets.
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 Woodpecker
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.
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.
Frigid Shores Of Lake Michigan
The frigid shores of Lake Michigan are still giving us a winter show by creating wonderful ice sculptures.
Flies Drink Water ?
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.
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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.
Old IGA Store in Watson Michigan
My husband and I took an extra long motorcycle ride from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a few years back. We stumbled upon this beautiful old IGA store in Watson Michigan.