Injured Cooper's Hawk - Image 438965 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-8-17

  Almost Like My Belly Button! Kristy and I had a most interesting day today… a day filled with interesting activities from sunrise to the end of the day. Allow me to explain.   I woke early this morning and was paddling by 6:30 or so. I am still hoping to see and photograph an …

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 …

Pointed Blue-eyed Grass - Image 378538

Kip’s Comments 5-7 and 5-8

  Recapping a Couple of Busy Days The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for Kristy and me. We began with camping at Black Hawk Park in Cedar Falls. My photo energies were limited to a few wildflower pictures, with none capturing anything unusual.     Dandelion (photographed because there were so …

Juvenile Common Loon at Sweet Marsh - Image 377301

Kip’s Comments 5-2-16

  Fauna, Flora…Maybe Something For Everyone  What a great day to have off (sort of) from work! The weather was ideal and the many photo opportunities with wildlife and wildflowers kept me busy from dawn until well after dark. I will share images based on the order of my outings.         Early …

Marsh Migrations - Kayakers at Sweet Marsh - Image 372113

Kip’s Comments 4-17-16

  Marsh Migrations and a Family Nature Walk Normally my posts are in chronological order for the day, but tonight I will be posting in reverse order. This afternoon and early evening I assisted CrawDaddy Outdoors with our best attended “Marsh Migrations” to date. We had 60 or so paddlers on the water at Sweet …

Horned Grebe at Sweet Marsh - Image 315547

Kip’s Comments 4-26-15

  Slow Down…I Am Having Trouble Keeping Up! Some days I can visit Sweet Marsh and be challenged to find suitable nature photography subjects. Other days, like today, the action comes so quickly that I can’t quite keep up. I am not complaining, just stating a fact. Today the birds were coming in from the …