Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wild Food Wednesday: Wild Cucumber

In light of the fact that gathering food is a good way to learn more about the place I live, I have decided to try doing a weekly post on wild foods, featuring a different one each week. Today Connor, … Continue reading

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Spring Day Activities

On a sunny spring day, I spent some time out at Starrigavan late this morning (where I photographed a spider, wasp, and bee) after photographing the Snow Goose that has been hanging out with the Greater White-fronted Geese on the … Continue reading

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Spring Birds and a Spring Hike

After taking pictures of geese on the lawn at SJ this morning, I took advantage of the sunny day and hiked to the second view point on Mt. Verstovia trail. Along the way I was able to find and photograph … Continue reading

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First Moth of the Year

A few nights ago after a relatively warm day, I noticed a moth on the window, the first one I had seen this year. I managed to capture it in a jar and got some photos of it. With help … Continue reading

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Red Fox Sparrow

This winter there were several Fox Sparrows hanging around the neighborhood. Most winters Fox Sparrows are Rare at best, so it was unusual to see as many as 8, despite the cooler and snowier conditions that prevailed this year as … Continue reading

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Port Krestof and Point Brown

I was able to get over to Point Brown with a group of people getting some geology field experience. I went my own way for a while and visited Port Krestof to see what might be around before heading back … Continue reading

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