I’m willing to bet 99% of you weren’t clued in on this… January 21st of every year is Squirrel Appreciation Day. “Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Wildlife Rehabilitator Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina on January 21, 2001. According to Christy, “Celebration of the event itself is up to the individual or group — anything from … More Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Laughed hysterically witnessing the moves of this Great Blue Heron one foggy day last month. Never have I seen this display, and it only seemed fitting that I put the following video together. Imagine this Great Blue Heron is having a hard time fishing, the Great Egret comes along and doesn’t seem to have an … More Great Blue Heron Practices Fishing Moves
Since posting “Cardinals – Signs From Heaven?” I have received more wonderful stories from people who have felt comfortable sharing their own experiences. Today, I think, the cardinals reciprocated. I had been away from my bird oasis at home for the past couple of days, training with my new company. This morning at home while … More Cardinals – Signs from Heaven? Part II
As most of you know, I developed a relationship of sorts with birds after the death of my mother a couple of years ago. It’s a fine line to walk when you’re writing about birds you feel are visiting you from “up there”, but when it’s happening to you there is no denying the possibility. As the holidays … More Cardinals – Signs From Heaven?
The one creature we can’t help but gushingly adore. While most humans can appreciate birds, not everyone is gaga about them. Owls, on the other hand, seem to have a special place in every human’s heart. Owl images and videos passed through social media seem to far exceed that of any other wonderful creature on this planet, flooding hundreds … More “WOO” wouldn’t want an owl?
My phone rang at 8am. It was my husband calling on his way to work. “Hey, I think you probably missed the best photo op of the year this morning. There is a flock of Turkeys by Volpe Pond, and one is sitting on top of the sign! If you hurry you can probably catch it.”. Although … More A Day of Turkeys, Migrating Birds & The Mother of Wasp Nests.
Ahhh fall, one of my favorite times to photograph birds. Although many of my personal favorites have left for the winter (smart birds), there are still plenty that are sticking around (and showing up) providing an abundance of opportunities. It’s Mother Nature’s gift of providing us with an incredible backdrop to work with that makes fall wildlife photography so interesting. Let’s … More Flying Through Fall