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Mary K. Hanson is an author, nature photographer and Certified California Naturalist living with terminal cancer.

Bug City

Went on a walk with Sergeant Margie to the American River Bend Park again today.  (I love that place).  We saw a lot of Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars, flies, crane flies, a Tiger Swallow Butterfly and quite a few neat-looking beetles…  A fun walk…



Sunday and Monday

This was “Earth Day” Weekend, and on Sunday, April 21, 2013 I had the opportunity to go to the Highland Springs Trails Volunteers and Lake County Horse Council’s Earth Day Trail Repair Kick-off with Charlotte Orr and Carol Kunze of Tuleyome.  I walked some trails, got some great shots of the reservoir there, met a bunch of hard-working terrific people, learned a lot of about region, and also got to participate in their potluck picnic.  It was a great day… Photos will follow shortly.

On Monday, Earth Day itself, I stopped over at the WPA Rock Garden in Sacramento and walked with Sergeant Margie for a bit.  It was kind of hot (around 89-degrees), so we didn’t stay long, but I got a lot of photos — including one closeup of a male Carpenter Bee (AKA “Teddybear bee”) who was nice enough to pose for me.  You can see my standard gallery of shots from this remarkable place through my Sacramento County Walkabout page, and I’ll also be adding a mini-gallery of the new photos I took this day.  So stay tuned!

Highland Springs Reservoir, photo by Mary K. Hanson. Copyright 2013.  All rights reserved.
Highland Springs Reservoir, photo by Mary K. Hanson. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

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“The Chubby Woman’s Walkabout”™ and its associated blog and photographs are the sole property of Mary K. “Mare” Hanson, an amateur naturalist and photographer currently residing in California.  Mare has degrees in journalism and law, and spends her off-hours walking with her dog, Sergeant Margie. 

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