Eared Grebe at Sweet Marsh - Image 436304 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-2-17

  Should Have I Gone Fishing I am a believer in the effects of the sun, moon, and the various phases of each on the outdoor world. During each month there are periods of time when the sun and moon rise and set that have a powerful effect on wildlife. When the sun and moon …

Common Loon at Big Woods Lake - Image 432378 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-21-17

  Surprises at Big Woods Lake Early this morning I was paddling my kayak on Big Woods Lake near Cedar Falls. My hopes were that I might see (and hopefully photograph) a “not regularly seen in Iowa” species or two. My chances of success were minimal, but a person never really knows what they are …

European Mountain Ash Bud - Image 248691

Kip’s Comments 4-16-14

  Today and Last Night Gale force winds and heavy cloud cover did not work in my favor for outdoor photography today. Conditions were certainly not safe to be on the water, so I instead looked for signs of spring plant life. My search zone was our backyard. Along the edge of the yard, in …