• Kip’s Comments 3-8-21

      Incoming! Late this afternoon I checked to see if there were any trumpeter swans, greater white-fronted geese, or sandhill cranes in the wetland near Sweet Marsh. Very few birds were even at the wetland and of them, I saw only two species – Canada geese and a lone sandhill crane.      As I …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-7-21

      In the Night Sky Other than clouds, planes, and occasional views of the international space station, we don’t really see much other than stars, the moon, and a few planets in the night sky during late winter months. Even though we humans aren’t able to visualize nocturnal activity, there has been plenty happening under …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-6-21

      Geese, Swans, Cranes, and a Few Ducks Until ice melts from area waters, local and migrating waterfowl, along with sandhill cranes, are forced to congregate in what little sheet water is available. This morning, for a very brief amount of time (less than a minute), I was able to see five trumpeter swans, three …

  • Kip’s Comments 3-5-21

      Time to Put the Snow Blower into Storage Many times in my posts I have mentioned how I think wildlife “knows” or senses things we humans do not. Watch wildlife before a storm…long before the bad weather arrives wildlife alters its behavior. The critters somehow knew a change was on the horizon.      …