A Walk at the Cemetery, 05-11-19

I got up around 6:00 this morning and futz around a little bit so I could get to the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery around 7:00 am (which is when they open their gates). The cemetery has several gardens, so I was basically looking for pretty flowers and pollinator species. It was 54° when I got […]

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Lots of Nesting Birds, 04-30-19

I got up around 5:30 and was out the door by about 6:15 am to go to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for my regular Tuesday trail-walking gig. The weather was beautiful: about 53° when I got to the preserve and about 70° when I left. Sunny and a little bit windy. I saw LOTS […]

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Lots of Springtime Insects, 04-20-19

I got up around 6:30 this morning and headed out to the American River Bend Park. It was overcast and in the 50’s when I went out, but by the time I got back home, around noon, the clouds were breaking up, and it was sunny and breezy for the rest of the day. Just […]

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Saw a Coyote Family Playing in a Meadow, 08-11-18

Got up around 6:00 am after a good night’s sleep. I head over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve and it was already 68º outside (with a “real feel” of 73º according to the weather app on my phone.) The first thing I saw when I got to the preserve was two coyote pups (teenagers) […]

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Turkey Vultures, Wild Turkeys, Deer and More 01-06-18

It had rained during the night and was overcast when I headed out to the Effie Yeaw Preserve for my walk. (Had to stop and put gas in the car first.) It was 49º when I got to the river, and the clouds broke up over the following few hours. I came across the usual […]

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Lots of Babies at the Zoo, 08-20-16

I got up around 8:00 am this morning, and headed over to the Sacramento Zoo. I’m still fighting off a little bit of the vertigo and the drowsiness from the medication, but I needed to get moving and get some fresh air… and I felt that if I got super-dizzy while at the zoo, at […]

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Muscovy Ducklings! (And Other Birds, Too.)

I actually intended to sleep in this morning, but Waukegan woke the whole house up scratching and banging her feet against the floor. Since I was then up anyway, I decided to get dressed and head out to William Land Park again – without the dog this time – to see if I could get […]

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An Impromptu Walk at the River

In the afternoon I was going a little stir-crazy, so I went out to the American River Bend Park for a short walk by myself.  I knew there wouldn’t be a lot going on there, but I needed to get outside and get some exercise.  

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Mostly Duck Faces

I slept in until about 8:00 am, and then went over to the WPA Rock Garden and the duck ponds for a walk with the dog.  For some reason I got a lot of close-up photos of duck faces on this trip… along with some pix of a squirrel and a few of the very […]

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At the Old City Cemetery

I got up around 6:30 am, and I was out the door with the dog to the Sacramento Historic Old City Cemetery for our walk.  We walked for about two hours, and I got lots of photos of the flowers that were in bloom there: hydrangeas, foxglove, lilies, daisies and Echinacea, roses, pansies, strawberries, freesias, […]

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Got to See the Owl Again… and other birds

I got up about 7:00 am and was out the door and over to the American River Bend Park with the dog by about 7:30.  Fast trip!  Hah!  This Mother’s Day morning was gorgeous again, weatherwise: in the 50’s, sunny, windy.  Just beautiful. First thing, we were greeted by the Great Horned Owl again.  This […]

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