Category Archives: 2010

Two Men and A Hen




(This post originally published in October 2010) No frills or long stories for today’s post. Just a photo, taken from my kayak, a couple of years ago at a local, Missouri Conservation Area. This image shows a trio of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) flying overhead, two males (drakes) and one hen (female). The Wood Duck […]

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WooHoo, the Ducks are Here!




(This post originally published in October 2010) D-Day (“Duck Day”) is finally here … the annual fall migration has begun and the first of the ducks have arrived in west-central Missouri. Located along the Mississippi flyway, we see many different species of ducks/geese during the spring and fall migrations. Over the past 2 days, I […]

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Pitter Patter of Little Feet




(This post originally published in October 2010) Our home is located in a very rural area of west-central Missouri. We have 10 acres of land that includes ~7 acres of wooded land and ~ 3 acres of meadow (now our “front and back yard”) and the typical wildlife that accompanies this type of landscape. We […]

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Fall Colors on the Prairie




(This post originally published in October 2010) Here are a few images I recently took in the Prairie Meadow, exhibiting the fall colors that are now upon us. The first image is a sunflower that is covered with the early morning frost:   The meadow is covered with Smooth Sumac that is now showing their […]

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You Know Winter’s Approaching …




(This post originally published in October 2010) … whenever beavers pile freshly-cut saplings on top of their lodge, and pile plenty of mud around them to keep them in place: Lately, I have noticed this activity around 2 of the area beaver lodges I frequent. Unfortunately, this construction/repair activity almost always occurs during the nightime […]

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Sleepy Time Bears




(This post originally published in October 2010) As I was reviewing images for yesterday’s post of the Brown Bear fight, I ran into a couple of interesting images from that trip to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp. When the sows with cubs are feeding on fish in the fall, they often will take a nap during […]

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When Bears Get Grumpy




(This post originally published in October 2010) Reaching back into the archives, I found these images that tell a really neat story. These images were taken in September 2004 during my first visit to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp (Alaska), where I spent a week in the camp and photographed beautiful brown bears (coastal grizzlies) everyday. […]

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When Hell Freezes Over (Re-post)




(This post originally published in October 2010) Yesterday morning was spent in my nearby Prairie Meadow. During the evening news the night before, the weather forecast was “colder temperatures with frost”. Now anytime I hear the words “frost” or “fog” or “snow”, I already have my arms full of camera gear and one foot out […]

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Spiney




(This post originally published in October 2010) While walking the prairie meadow the other day, I came upon a strange sight … on a piece of prairie grass, there was a “blob” of something attached to the grass stem. As I got closer, it resembled an insect. As I looked it over, I discovered that […]

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A Gentle Giant




(This post originally published in October 2010) I conducted another outing to the prairie meadow yesterday morning, after the previous morning’s wonderful findings. Yesterday was again quite productive. I first did some wildflower photography, especially trying to make some pleasing blurs as the flowers gently swayed in the light breeze. But I also came upon […]

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