• Kip’s Comments 10-22-21

      A Sunrise to Appreciate Today’s agenda included another trip to Rochester, Minnesota for several hours. Knowing much of the day would be used for traveling and appointments, and knowing the night was cold and the Wapsipinicon River (and other bodies of water) were still warm – at least warmer than air temperatures – meant …

  • Kip’s Comments 10-21-21

      So Sad…We Tried To Miss It Since my last post Kristy and I experienced a very disappointing incident with wildlife. A couple of hours after dropping off an injured bald eagle at a wildlife rehabilitator, we were traveling outside of Frederika well after dark. It was the time of the evening when the wind …

  • Kip’s Comments 10-20-21

      Ouch…This Might Not Be Good Today I was contacted to assist with the rescue of a bald eagle found in a picked soybean field. Not far away was a dead ‘possum along the edge of a hard-surface road. Our best guess is the eagle was feeding on the carrion and took flight too late …

  • Kip’s Comments 10-19-21

      Low Water Flow With the threat of cold, rainy, and windy weather looming over the next few days, I spent time this morning on a hike at Brush Creek Canyon State Preserve near Arlington. When I reached Moine Creek on the backside of the preserve, I was surprised to find such low water levels …