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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Red-Shouldered Hawks and a Very Brave Fawn, 01-27-18

While I was driving into the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve, I came across a huge flock of male Wild Turkeys, all big gobblers showing off to one another. Most of them were in nearby front yards, but some of them were right in the middle of the road, and weren’t too keen on moving out […]

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Before Work: Deer, a Young Coyote, Squirrels and a Female Quail

I headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for a walk. It was 59º when I headed out, and stayed nice all the while I was out there. When I first started out on the trail, I was kind of surprised to see a male Wild Turkey just standing in the middle of the […]

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Early Morning at the Park, 06-17-17

Up at 5:30… mostly because it was already warm in the house and I don’t sleep well when it’s hot.  I decided if I was going to get any exercise today, I’d better head out fast before it got too warm outside to do anything, and I was shocked to find that it was already […]

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Mostly Squirrels, 02-28-17

It was so pretty outside, I felt compelled to go walk somewhere for a little while after my meeting. So I went over to William Land Park.  I couldn’t get near the ponds — they’re under construction, getting cleaned out and replanted — which was kind of a bummer.  But the critters don’t care that […]

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A Quiet Walk at the River Bend Park

I woke up around 6:00 this morning, and was out the door with the dog a few minutes later.  We went over to the American River Bend Park for a walk.  First, though, I stopped and put gas in the car.  There wasn’t a lot to see at the park today, but the walk was nice […]

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Nature Heals

I’d been cooped up in the house for most of the last week with what turns out to be a form of “walking pneumonia”, and couldn’t take it anymore, so, even though I was still feeling crappy, I took the dog with me for a walk at the Old Historic City Cemetery. This time of […]

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