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 …

Asparagus and Morel Mushrooms - Image 257891

Kip’s Comments 5-20-14

  Visual and Tasty Treats From Mother Nature Today was one of those days when I was a recipient of not just visual gifts from Mother Nature, but also tasty treats. I am always on the lookout for something to photograph. As I was driving in the country I noticed wildflowers and asparagus. I stopped …

Nodding Trillium - Image 257414

Kip’s Comments 5-18-14

  Nothing But the Best For My Bride Finally, our schedules worked out and Kristy was able to join me for a wildflower walk this morning. We hiked up, down, and around at Brush Creek Canyon. The first wave of spring wildflowers are pretty much done blooming except for spring beauties. The next batch is …