Wren Housekeeping and Slime Molds, 05-21-19

I got up a little before 6:00 am and headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for my regular Tuesday trail-walking gig.  It was cool and rain threatened, but it didn’t actually start raining until I got back into the car to head home, so that was nice.  I was joined on the walk […]

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Two Nesting Doves and a Squirrel Alarm, 04-02-19

I got up around 6:15 this morning and headed out to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve again. It was overcast and drizzly on and off all day and was about 51° when I got to the preserve. I was joined there by two of my naturalist students, Johannes T. and Kelli O.  Whenever I take […]

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The Springtime Birds are Moving In, 03-07-19

I headed out to the American River Bend Park around 7:00 am.  It was mostly cloudy when I got there, around 49°, but the rain moved in while I was walking.  Not a lot of rain, but enough so that I needed my umbrella. The first things I saw were a handful of deer, does, […]

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Mostly Fungi on 01-18-19

Around 8:30 I headed over to the American River Bend Park for a fungus walk. With all of the rain we’ve been having, I thought there would be a good sampling out there – and I wasn’t disappointed. I walked for about 2 ½ hours and covered about 2 miles. S-L-O-W walker. A fungus walk […]

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Deer, 09-15-18

OMG it was soooo beautiful outside today I could hardly believe it: around 53º when I got up around 6:30 am, and never made it past 77º by the afternoon. Breezy, sunny… just gorgeous! It had even rained a little bit during the night, so everything had that wonderful earthy smell to it… There were […]

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Deer, Deer and More Deer on My Rainy Birthday Walk, 01-22-18

Day 4 of my 4-day Birthday Weekend. Happy birthday to me! I got up around 5:30 this morning to a dense overcast and drizzly rain. I waited until the sun came up a little bit more before heading over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for a walk. Because it was chilly (around 45º) and […]

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A Short Fungus Walk in the Fog, 01-07-18

I went out to the American River Bend Park hoping to find some fungi coming out for the season.  I didn’t get to see a lot of anything, though.  There weren’t many different kinds of mushrooms out yet, and the fog was keeping all of the birds and critters in bed. I didn’t hear or […]

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Deer, Birds, and Lion’s Mane on a Drizzly Morning, 11-26-17

The dog and I got up around 7:00 and after giving Sergeant Margie his breakfast, I headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve. The weather forecast called for rain today, but I was hoping to get out before the front settled over this area. I timed it pretty well, too. It didn’t start to […]

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After Work at the SNWR

After work, I ran out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  I usually go out there very early in the morning, and I was interested in seeing if there were any “new” critters I could see in the late afternoon.  As I drove from Woodland up to Willows, I got caught by one of the […]

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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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Found Some Elfin Saddles in the Rain

I got up a little after 7:00 this morning and headed out to the American River Pend Park.  It was overcast and sprinkling very lightly when I got there, and just as I drove down the entry road, a hawk in a tree caught my eye.  So I pulled over and walked into a part […]

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No BBQ, so I Walked in the Rain

I got up at 6:00 am – feeling almost wholly well except for a lack of sleep — did my ablutions stuff and then headed out to Woodland to pack up for the “Thank You” BBQ Tuleyome was going to be holding at Lake Solano Park today… and it was pouring down rain all the […]

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