• Kip’s Comments 5-10-21

      Making Berries When I walked past our European mountain ash tree this afternoon a subtle buzzing was heard. Dozens, if not more, bees of various species were crawling around on the top of the blossoms. Obviously the pollination process was in full swing with so many bees doing the work. In a few months …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-9-21

      Getting Closer Today was filled with plenty of wildlife observations. Birds of interest observed included yellow warblers, common yellowthroats, Harris’s sparrows, gray catbirds, marsh wrens, great egrets, Virginia rails, and a close interaction with a black-crowned night heron.    Sooner or later I am hoping to photograph black-crowned night herons out in the open …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-8-21

      A Recipe For Memories This was learned today…    Mix two grandchildren ages eight and five,    Add friends Jason and Jordan,  Blend with a small tub of nightcrawlers,  Toss in a few minnows,    And spend much of the day fishing in an area loaded with small sunfish.          At …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-7-21

      Secretive Brown Bird During my morning walk before work I was able to photograph a bird I first saw yesterday. When seen a day earlier, I was not certain which species I was looking at. Today, by using a clear photograph and a bird identification app, I confirmed the species in question was a …