Water Lilies




Today’s post is another from my recent Minnesota trip. While photographing on the Sherburne NWR, I came upon a large number of water lilies blooming in the refuge waters. I don’t have any ID on these, but they sure were a wonderful sight! July and August are great months to find water plants in bloom, […]

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Sherburne’s Bald Eagles




While photographing on Minnesota’s Sherburne NWR recently, the refuge Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were seen all over the refuge. While driving around one of the many water pools, this eagle was sitting in a dead tree above the water: Driving a bit farther, the overhead, fading moon could be seen above the perched eagle: When […]

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Dressed in Less Red




In yesterday’s post (“Dressed in Red”), I featured the very red coloration of the male Half-banded Toper dragonfly (Sympetrum semicinctum). In today’s post, I’m featuring what I believe to be is the female of this species; if I’m incorrect, please let me know. Here are a couple of my favorite images: Not real sure if […]

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Dressed in Red




While driving the Sherburne NWR (east-central Minnesota), I ran across a lot of these beauties that were perched/flying around the prairie grasses and wildflowers. I’m not sure of the ID, but they look like male Half-banded Toper dragonflies (Sympetrum semicinctum); if anyone knows for sure what these are, please let me know. Here are a […]

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Juvenile Sandhill Cranes




While visiting Minnesota this past weekend, one morning I took a short trip to nearby Sherburne NWR. During my past few trips to Minnesota, I always like to visit Sherburne … always seems to be a lot of things to photograph at this beautiful refuge. As I drove around “Wildlife Drive”, I came upon a […]

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Surfing the Webs




Yesterday morning, I photographed at Sherburne NWR, in east-central Minnesota. This location is one of my favorite when visiting this area. Yesterday was extremely foggy and I grabbed some wildlife shots in the fog … those will be shared later. Today’s images are some of the many spider webs I found in the early morning […]

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Minnesota Common Loons (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) During my recent Minnesota trip, I was able to photograph an adult Common Loon (Gavia immer) helping a young loon fish for food. This activity occurred at the Sherburne NWR, the same place my recent “Minnesota Wildflower” posts’ images came from. In fact, immediately after photographing the prairie […]

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