Yellow Goatsbeard - Image 264887

Kip’s Comments 6-15-14

  Quite A Variety Around mid-day today I rode my bicycle around Sweet Marsh. I knew the light would be harsh and didn’t expect to see too much as far as wildlife was concerned. Since it has been dry and we are well into the growing season for wildflowers, I didn’t really expect to see …

Insect Eggs on Cattail - Image 264376

Kip’s Comments 6-13-14

  Contrasts in Color, Size, Species Quite some time has passed (at least for me) since I last paddled Segment B/Marten’s Lake of Sweet Marsh. Conditions are typical for the summer – a narrowing of the channel due to cattail growth, paddle-catching vegetation in most areas of the water, and few larger wildlife species are …

Western Chorus Frog (Calling) - Image 247837

Kip’s Comments 4-12-14

  What is Going On (Weather Wise)? Today started very early with the annual “Sandhill Crane Count.”  I was in my monitor spot by 5:25AM and counted cranes until 7:30AM. During that time we had light rain, heavier rain, a pause in the rain, and then more rain. Then the sky cleared, temps climbed into …

Sandhill Cranes - Image 247610

Kip’s Comments 4-11-14

  Precious Light! One of the keys to successful photography – wildlife, scenic, portrait, etc. – is the management of light. Light can be harsh, as in noon-time light.  Light can be warm, as in early morning or late evening light.  Light can be anywhere in between, such as when a sky is partly cloudy, …