• Kip’s Comments 3-24-19

      A Damp, Early Spring Day at Sweet Marsh By just looking out the window this morning, really all day, a person might not think exploring at Sweet Marsh would be worthwhile. Even I was not sure, but I ventured out anyway just to look around. Yes it was cool and damp, but it was …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-23-19

      Passing By My plans for the day changed unexpectedly, so I made the best of what time I had by riding my bike around the still frozen Sweet Marsh. Even with my bike and helmet clearly visible and contrasting with my camouflage, waterfowl species flew or swam past with some regularity. All I had …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-22-19

      Any Day Now My camouflage cover for my kayak is ready, my dry bags are ready, my PFD is ready, my camera equipment is ready, let’s see…what is missing? Oh, that’s right – we need open water in the ponds, lakes, and wetlands, or we need river levels to drop back down to normal. …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-21-19

      Hooded Mergansers It seems one small area of open water is a preferred location for many hooded mergansers. Each of the past few days I have enjoyed watching the attractive birds, even though they seldom stick around for long. Today’s viewing of mergansers was the longest to date (for 2019), but did not go …