May 282014
Journal - A Walk Through LLELA

Insects were the order of the day on this early May walk through the Lewisville Lake Environmental learning Area (LLELA). In the late summer and early fall there will be an abundance of large grasshoppers of every kind in places like this, but in the spring it is the tiny grasshopper nymphs that foreshadow the

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May 142014
Josey the Orphaned Bobcat Kitten - Update One

Dateline – May 10, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Many of you will remember from about about a month ago when we delivered an orphaned Bobcat kitten to the wildlife rehabbers at the National Bobcat Rescue and Research Foundation

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Apr 232014
Raccoon - Should be Working for National Geographic

I enjoy camera trapping. I like setting a trail camera in a new spot and just letting it run for a couple of weeks. It can almost be like opening presents on Christmas morning when you see the pictures from a particularly productive set for the first time. But positive results are not always guaranteed.

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Mar 272014
Raccoon - Relentless Rascals

I have been experimenting lately, attempting to develop some new camera trapping techniques that I can use to record images of some of our more surreptitious wildlife. So far the results have not been promising. The problem can be summed up in one word—Raccoons. These wily little creatures are always first on site when ever

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Feb 282014
Black Vulture - Raccoon Roadkill

There is a dark side to nature that involves death and dying. Mostly it goes unseen by the causal observer, but on occasion it is revealed in all of its gruesomeness. In the following photographs we have a roadkill Raccoon, that either survived its injuries long enough to drag itself off of the pavement, or

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Feb 242014
Journal - Winter Berry Eaters

Dateline – December 27, 2013 I took a walk through the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area in late December on a bright sunny morning. The weather was brisk but bearable, and the local wildlife was out and active. Even some grasshoppers were still kicking at this late date. As I worked my way along the

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Jan 272014
Journal - Late Afternoon

Dateline – October 15, 2013 When I go out looking for wildlife to photograph I generally prefer to start my hikes at the crack of dawn. Morning is one of the two times each day when wildlife is likely to be most active, and of the two it is probably the best. With a full

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Jan 062014
Journal – Keep the Sun at Your Back

Dateline – October 20, 2013 If you are hoping to see wildlife it often pays to get an early start. A good plan is to arrive on site before dawn and wait until there is just enough light to see before you begin. Another tip—head west and keep the sun at your back. This simple

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Dec 092013
Journal - Exploring

Dateline – October 12, 2013 On occasion I go into the woods with no other purpose other that to just see what I can see. At these time I let serendipity lead the way, and I am almost always glad I did. I went on one such hike this past October. Most of this trip

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