• Kip’s Comments 1-18-22

      A Dark Morph As I travel I spend almost as much time watching for wildlife as I do to drive defensively. My efforts aren’t always rewarded with a wildlife observation, but often they are.        This afternoon while on a drive not far from our house I noticed a very dark bird …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-17-22

      Self-imposed Challenges For reasons unknown to me, over the years I have committed to several self-challenges. To name a few of my self-imposed challenges: Hiking every mile of Isle Royale National Park (165-miles), Paddling a canoe or kayak every month of the year, Sharing at least one photo every day (into my 15th year …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-16-22

      Watching Me There certainly seem to be plenty of rough-legged hawks around to study this winter. The trouble is, they do not sit still long enough to really get a good look at them. This bird saw me and took flight when I was a considerable distance away. We were passing each other along …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-15-22

      Vacation Destination To my family and friends who think they want to go to a sandy beach somewhere this winter… I have a much less expensive alternative for you as long as you can use your imagination. Allow me to explain with the understanding that what you travelers might call sand, we will now …