Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

This week, I spent a lot of time at home with the kids. As a result, I wasn’t out in the field with my camera much and I’m dipping into my files for this week’s featured photos. I’m incredibly fortunate to have regular access to the two bison herds at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley […]

Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There are some species that cause me to smile when I see them. One of these certainly is the Acorn Woodpecker. These birds are so lively, so engaging, that their presence ought to lighten anyone’s mood. Acorn […]

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

Meet the Model – Harry the Harvest Mouse — Wildonline.blog

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Most people think of the harvest mouse as the tiny red-brown animal clinging to a ripe ear of wheat, however you are just as likely to find the mouse in a reed bed or clump of cocksfoot grass in an arable field margin. The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent […]

Meet the Model – Harry the Harvest Mouse — Wildonline.blog

What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320. Eastern Chipmunk Why did the tiny ghost join the football team? He heard they needed a little team spirit. Interesting Fact: It has several bird-like or chattering calls; one is a trill at the rate of 130 vibrations per minute and another is a lower-pitched, clicking sound. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_chipmunk )

What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

We did some data collection at the Niobrara Valley Preserve this week. After we finished that work, we had an evening and early morning to do some wandering and photography before heading back south. Here are some photos from the trip.

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We took advantage of our discovery of a nest of Crested Caracaras (based on tips that I received from others) by returning to the site several times. I was able to chronicle the development of the three […]

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly from spring to autumn. And yes, I do know that it’s not even the summer […]

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve