A Wednesday Walk at Lake Solano Park, 11-07-18

I got up around 6:00 this morning and headed out to Lake Solano Park for Tuleyome’s scheduled “Wednesday Walk” there. I stopped in Woodland to pick up some stuff for lunch, and then continued on to the park, arriving there just a little bit before 8:00 am. When I drove into the main gate, I […]

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Nature Walk on a Lovely Day, 09-14-18

I went on a photo walk with my coworker, Nate, and one of Tuleyome’s donors/volunteers, Sami, to Lake Solano Park this morning. The weather was extraordinarily lovely today. It was in the 50’s at the park and got up to about 75º by the late afternoon. There was slight breeze and the sky was filled […]

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Hawk Babies and More This Morning

I have today off from work, but got up around 5:45 am anyway, then headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve in Carmichael.  It’s so weird to see the streets totally empty on a Monday morning.  Everyone else must’ve been sleeping in. As I was driving through the residential area that wraps around on […]

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Two Gardens in One Sunday

I got up around 6:00 this morning and headed over to the William Land Park and the WPA Rock Garden.  It was only about 49° outside this morning, and got up to a high around 70°, so it was a lovely day weatherwise. When I got to the park, the first thing I saw was […]

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Sunday at the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

Vacation Day 9.  I got up at about 7:00 am and was out the door by 7:15.  I had planned to go up to Redding today and visit with Mike and Sharyi, but I was feeling too tired to do that, so I stayed close to home instead.  (Marty and I are now planning to […]

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Saturday 10-24 at Lake Solano Park

Vacation Day 8.  I got up around 7:00 am today, and headed off to Lake Solano Park in Winters around 8:00.  The weather was nice – about 70° — but it felt really humid there, and some haze was still hanging around all the foothills. There were a lot of peahens out there with their […]

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Lake Solano Park on 03-08-15

I slept in a tiny bit today (with the time change to Daylight Saving’s Time it really didn’t seem to matter much), and headed off around 8:30 to Lake Solano Park just outside of Winters.  The park doesn’t open until 9:00 am which is usually “too late” in the morning to get any good critter […]

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Lots of Critters on Saturday

My plan was to sleep in today until at least 8:00 am…but I got up right around 7:00 to let the dog out to pee, and then I couldn’t get back to sleep… So I got dressed and headed out to the American River Bend Park for a walk. The first thing that greeted us […]

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Cemetery Walk on Friday

I spent a couple of hours walking around the Sacramento Old Historic City Cemetery.  There isn’t a lot blooming in the gardens yet, of course – it’s February – but some flowers were showing off, and I did get to do a tiny bit of birding, and was surprised to see a pair of Tiger […]

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After Work on Tuesday

After work, I stopped off again at William Land Park for a short walk.  Didn’t get as many pictures this time, but the walk itself was very nice.  I did get some shots of some squirrels, the geese, the Turkey Vultures, and two kind of “surprising” shots.  I was standing below a sycamore tree and […]

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Frost, Deer, Lots of Little Birds and an Owl!

I saw a post from the National Audubon Society that there’s a guy who’s going to try to see and photograph 5000 bird species in 2015.  Maybe I could challenge myself to photograph 1000 animal species in a year (and to help myself out, “animal species” will include just about anything that breathes, including insects)… […]

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Fall Colors and Lots of Birds

It was partly cloudy, a little breezy and chilly outside (about 46º); nice for walking… We went over to William Land Park and walked through the WPA Rock Garden and around the two larger duck ponds.  I was surprised to see that some of the shrubs and roses bushes in the garden are still blooming, […]

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