Insects at the Wetlands, 09-09-18

I headed out to the Cosumnes River Preserve to see how things looked there. On the way to the preserve, I counted 15 hawks along the highway (not including two that had been hit by cars), and that seemed to bode well, but at the preserve itself it’s still pretty bleak. They’re just now starting […]

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Lots of Wrens and Squirrels, 03-24-18

Around 6:30 am I headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge with the dog. They’ve opened the loop to the permanent wetlands area, so I wanted to see what that looked like these days – and I needed a nature fix. The mountains around us, which aren’t too terribly tall, had snow on their […]

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Foggy and Cold on MLK Day, 01-15-18

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I’m feeling better; just really fatigued. I slept soundly last night and got up with the dog a little before 6:00 am.  By about 7:00 am I headed over to the Cosumnes River Preserve for a walk. It was chilly and super foggy in the morning hours, and only got […]

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First Fungi of the Season, 12-02-17

Around 7:00 am I headed over to the American River Bend Park for a walk.  I’d gone there looking for fungi – even though I know it’s very early in the season. I found a few nice specimens – mostly different kinds of honey fungus and chanterelles, and a really nice-looking Barometer Earthstar, among others. […]

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After Work on Friday, 04-29-16

On the way home I stopped off at the WPA Rock Garden again,  It was really too warm (for me) to be out there, but I wanted a bit of a walk and some fresh air.  Not a whole lot new to see.  What was sad though was coming across a Bushtit nest that had […]

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A Walk Before the Rain on Wednesday

After work, it wasn’t raining – a little bit of angel spit, but no downpours yet – so I took the dog over to the WPA Rock Garden and duck pond for a short walk. Again there were no spectacular photo ops, but I did get to get a few close-ups of a female Carpenter […]

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