Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Wonderful pictures! I like the one of the Darner, that had to have of been a hard one to get!
17 March 2008 at 8:09 pm
Sure and I’m green! Love that last picture — frozen green muck. Totally awesome! Happy St Pat’s Day!
17 March 2008 at 8:12 pm
I wore green today, does that count?! The green heron is my favorite of the pictures =) (They’re all good, though, of course.)
17 March 2008 at 8:44 pm
17 March 2008 at 9:50 pm
This was so neat!
We’re all Irish today :0)
17 March 2008 at 10:01 pm
the best green photos
I’ve ever seen.
Happy Irish Day :o)
17 March 2008 at 10:17 pm
17 March 2008 at 10:28 pm
@ YN-J – thanks and was great photo for sure!
@ Liza – Great and that same spot is very mucky green right now!
@ Rondi – Sure does and many of use had our green on!
@ Rurality – thanks
@ Cathy – a perfect day for us all to be green! Thanks
@ Mary – thanks and happy St Patties day to yourself!
@ Nita – thanks!
17 March 2008 at 11:03 pm
I had forgotten today was St. Patricks Day. I love green and soon it will be green around us again. Those are remarkable pictures!
17 March 2008 at 11:23 pm
I love the little shadow hummingbird. All six pix get a 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
17 March 2008 at 11:33 pm
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Such lovely green pictures. 🙂
17 March 2008 at 11:48 pm
Love your St. Pat’s Day nature photos!! None of these got pinched, now did they? :c)
18 March 2008 at 6:56 am
Where do you find Cedar Waxwings in southern Ontario?
18 March 2008 at 7:43 am
This post made me happy! Love that green.
18 March 2008 at 9:59 am
Love the ‘green’ post! My favorite is the green darner…it has a quite beautiful design!
18 March 2008 at 10:41 am
Hey…did I just notice you have GREEN sugar water in your hummingbird feeder! Very creative you are – haha!
18 March 2008 at 10:43 am
So MUCH green. You have a better eye than I do. Wonderful shots.
18 March 2008 at 11:37 am
What an awesome way to celebrate St Pat’s day!!!!
18 March 2008 at 11:38 am
@ Linda – I can’t wait for that green! Thanks
@ Grace – I like that little shadow, thanks for all the smiles!
@ Heather – you too, thanks
@ Jayne – Thanks and lucky they had their green on!
@ Samuel – thanks and I would check shrubs that have berries! Those are always areas good to find the waxwings!
@ Ruth – thanks and glad you enjoyed the green!
@ Barb – thanks and I had to put the darner on the top!
@ Barb – LOL, yes I do use different colors in my feeder. Although, they don’t’ mind the colors, they seem to ignore the feeder when it’s blue!
@ Barbara –thanks and just had many archived pictures to find things that were green!
@ Jana – Thanks and happySP day yourself!
18 March 2008 at 12:25 pm
Beautiful shots… (i have to limit my comments my hand is hurt) but beautiful & brilliant!
18 March 2008 at 3:43 pm
I love green!! And you showed it so well.
18 March 2008 at 3:53 pm
Happy St. Patty’s Day to you.
18 March 2008 at 4:35 pm
Thats the greatest possible commercial for the green party.
18 March 2008 at 6:39 pm
A great St Patricks Day post Mon@rch. A belated but heartfelt Happy St Pattys day to you.
18 March 2008 at 6:48 pm
@ aullori- thanks and no worries!
@ Jessica – thanks and it’s nature showing everything off!
@ Sherry – Thanks and happy SPD to yourself!
@ Scienceguy – LOL< thanks
@ Lisa – Thanks and we need to be green all the time!
18 March 2008 at 10:32 pm
Wow! Those are some wonderful photos! Amazing!
19 March 2008 at 4:53 pm
What a fun post! great pics!
My iguana’s post came a little late for St. Patrick’s 😦
20 March 2008 at 10:30 am