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Fall Fishing

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured in the past few days from our boat dock, at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. As bird migrations continue to move birds through the area, this Pied-billed Grebe was an inspiration to me as he swam around the cove, frequently diving to find a fish […]

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Fun Friday: Water Jockeys

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at our lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). As fish have been very actively lately, the gulls are also active as they seek out the small morsels awaiting them. As one gull sat on our buoy (watching for fish, without expending the […]

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Finally!!!

Today’s post features an image I captured a few weeks ago, from our dock on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. With several migrating Ospreys stopping here for about a week, they were often seen circling above the lake, and diving for fish when one was spotted. I have tried, unsuccessfully, for several years to […]

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Daytime Flight Over the Refuge

Today’s post comes from a couple of images I captured this past winter, during a photography trip to Florida. While photographing wading birds at the Ding Darling NWR, a Black-crowned Night Heron flew over one of the refuge pools near me. I typically only see these small herons during the early morning hours, or during […]

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Hasta la Vista, Baby!

Today’s featured image was captured in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) flower garden, shortly after release of this Monarch butterfly into the wild. This Monarch was the third one we released over one week … all were brought into our “Monarch nursery” as caterpillars. Within days, the caterpillars morphed into chrysallises, and eventually transforming […]

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Life Continues

Today’s post features a couple of Monarch butterfly chrysallises that have been busy transforming into beautiful Monarch butterflies, in my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) garage. These photos were captured shortly before the adult Monarch eclosed from the chrysallis (in the first image, note you can start to see the patterned orange/black wings, through the […]

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Fall in the Ozark Hills

Today’s post features some fall colors I photographed at the end of last week, in beautiful Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri), located in the Ozarks. I’m hoping to get back there soon, to try to capture the peak of the color … but the wind here has been howling, so the trees may be […]

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Blushing Suzy

Today’s post features a new flower I grew in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this year. Known as “Blushing Suzies”, these gorgeous flowers were an instant hit with me … and a lot of butterflies! The Blushing Suzies are akin to Black-Eyed Susan Vines, differing in color. I grew these from seeds, […]

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Alien Life Form?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured over the weekend. As the great Monarch butterfly migration towards Mexico progresses, I have a total of five Monarch “cats” that have been busy transforming into chrysalises (or, is that chrysali?). I managed to capture a lot of images of this metamorphosis, and I’m working on […]

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Cats Galore!

Today’s post features some of the many Monarch “cats” (caterpillars) that we’ve been finding in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. We have quite a lot of milkweed plants, which is the Monarch’s host plant. For the past 2-3 weeks, the Monarch activity around the garden here has been quite high. Here are a […]

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