A Few Birds on a Brief Visit, 01-24-19

Around 9:00 am I headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve to meet with their volunteer coordinator, Rachel. They needed someone to help out at the preserve. I’d gotten my Certified California Naturalist certificate through Effie Yeaw, so I thought that by volunteering there, I’d have the opportunity to give them back a little […]

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Very Much a “Bird” Day, 01-13-19

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been away from the blog for about a month because I was diagnosed with two types of cancer and had major surgery in December to remove a softball-sized tumor (Which I dubbed “Wilson”) from my abdomen. I also had a full hysterectomy and have been spending the […]

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Found New Kind of Slime Mold

I’m still feeling a bit crappy — fighting a cough and cold bug — but I was also getting a little stir crazy just laying around the house, so I got up around 7:00 am and headed over to the American River Bend Park for a walk and some fresh air. I was looking for […]

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A Short Fungus Walk After Work

After work, it was so lovely outside that I took the dog over to the American River Bend Park for a short walk – only about an hour – because the sun was already going down when we got there.  I got some fungus photos – mostly polypores, tiny mushrooms, and jelly fungus – but […]

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My First Live Sighting of a Great Horned Owl!

Around 10 o’clock headed out to the American River Bend Park again for a walk.  My cold-pneumonia thing is still clinging on, but I actually feel like I have a bit more energy today, so hopefully I’ll be in recovery-mode from here on out. I went to the park hoping to see some good fungi […]

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Hate the Time Change, But Loved the Walk

Ugh!  I hate this time change.  I get up at 7:00 but it’s really 6:00… an hour stolen from me again…  I was out the door with the dog around 7:15 am and we headed over to the American River Bend Park.  It’s overcast this morning, and I figured it would be a good photographing […]

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My First Encounter with a White-Breasted Nuthatch

I got up around 6:30 this morning, and Sergeant Margie and I were off to the American River Bend Park before 7:00.  It was overcast, windy and chilly all day, but it didn’t rain while I was out with the dog.  We’d gone to the park for an impromptu fungus crawl.  It still needs to […]

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