Category Archives: fauna


Morning Walk to Totem Park

I spent some time down at Totem Park this morning. I had hoped to get a picture of the Spotted Sandpiper that’s been around this winter, but by the time I arrived (a little before 9am), the tide was already … Continue reading

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Mountaintop Snow

It was a bit frosty this morning as I got ready to head down to the radio station to record a conversation with last night’s speaker. I’m not sure when I will use it for a show, but I wanted … Continue reading

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Yard Birds

Temperatures were a bit lower than the past couple of days, though still warm for the season in the upper 40s. Around the central part of town, the rain held off until late this evening (though there were some sprinkles). … Continue reading

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Bryophytes and Birds

Today was the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count, and I spent some time today doing a little birding. This morning I kept track of what I was seeing while on a walk through Totem Park, then this … Continue reading

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River Otter

This morning dawned clear and cool, though by late morning temperatures were enough above freezing to start melting the frost on the car, even though it was in the shade. I think temperatures topped out in the low 40s, a … Continue reading

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Coldest Day of Winter

Male Anna’s hummingbird photographed around this time last year Today was pretty easily the coldest day so far this winter. Though I was checking fairly often, I never saw the official temperature climb above about 22F. It was breezy out … Continue reading

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