Hepatica - Image 681943 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-12-21

  Looking Down and Things are Looking Up During a pause in activities late this afternoon I enjoyed a very brief stroll through a forest floor covered in wildflowers. I counted at least six species in full bloom – some much more than others. Since my wildflower walk was short and at a time when …

Hepatica at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 620825 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-11-20

  Delicate Spring We are enduring some challenging times. My job has me deeply involved in the COVID-19 response, which at times is very difficult. Facing the reality of having little control – other than our response – while also recognizing the gravity of the situation is not easy. PPE is in short supply, the …

Miterwort at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 435358 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-28-17

  Before the Rain As I have done several times over the past few weeks, today I enjoyed another hike at the Ingawanis Woodlands. For this hike t I had two goals I wanted to accomplish. Goal #1 was to find and photograph a nodding trillium in bloom. I have been watching many trillium plants …

Virginia Bluebells at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 434755 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-25-17

  Anemones, Violets, and More Wildflower Species Shortly after sunrise and before our sky clouded over today I went for a wildflower bike ride. Ingawanis Woodlands was the location for my jaunt and the setting was so very pretty. Wildflowers were everywhere, so much so that nearly each step off the trail put you on …

Wild Ginger at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 434172 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-24-17

  Nature’s Gift to Us As I walked across the extensive carpet of spring wildflowers at Ingawanis Woodlands this afternoon, my thoughts bounced back and forth between how beautiful the outdoors are this time of year and my hopes that many people are able to enjoy the same things I am able to see. For …

Fern Frond - Image 433760 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-23-17

  Something Uncommon Three Days in a Row Was Asking Too Much Even though I knew the chances were slim of finding and photographing an unusual wildlife species three days in a row, I still went out looking with my Nikon ready for just about anything. As expected, today was more of a normal day …

Crimson Cup Fungus - Image 429770 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-11-17

  Wildflowers and Calm Paddling After a large table-top exercise today at work, I spent some time wandering among wildflowers and a wild fungus species. While approaching the area I expected to see some wildflowers. I was not planning to see a carpet of pretty early spring blossoms. Everywhere I looked there were flowers either …

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 405877

Kip’s Comments 11-18-16

  Farewell To The Delicate Flowers and Oh Deer! It was a very good thing the I got up and got active right away this morning. The weather forecast called for strong winds and falling temperatures, even though it was 51-degrees out when I began my day. I promptly loaded my fat tire bike and …

Dew Drop at ingawanis Woodlands - Image 403683

Kip’s Comments 11-5-16

  Ingawanis Woodlands at Sunrise Early this morning Kristy and I loaded up our bicycles and traveled to the Ingawanis Woodlands for a morning of riding the soft trails through the timber. This was Kristy’s first ride and we soon learned her hybrid-style bike was not suitable for the terrain. Instead of quitting, she and …

Bloodroot at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 370036

Kip’s Comments 4-15-16

  Four Stops and Plenty of Pictures Today was an activity-filled vacation day that ended with many photos. I was out and about shortly after sunrise with my first stop being the Ingawanis Woodlands on my fat tire bike. I really enjoyed the ride, but have made a decision regarding future visits. As long as …