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.
I love Chuck. He reminds me of Caddyshack. 😉
10 November 2009 at 9:17 pm
Chuck looks like a very nice neighbor. And he takes a good picture! Do you know him well enough to call him “Chuck”? Maybe his name is “Woody”!
10 November 2009 at 11:13 pm
Adorable! I especially like the first and fourth shots.
11 November 2009 at 4:02 am
Mr. Woodchuck appears to have enjoyed having you take his photograph.
11 November 2009 at 8:55 am
Very handsome fellow. They have quite a personality – and like carrots.
12 November 2009 at 9:50 am
We too have a local woodchuck in our backyard. His name is Bob. Perhaps your name is more fitting.
12 November 2009 at 11:57 am
Absolutely adorable. Several years ago I was given the privilege to care for a baby Woodchuck. His mother an siblings were killed in a bulldozer incident. He was the sole survivor. I named him Dozer. He came to me in such a weakened state I wasn’t sure if he would make it. Not only did he live, but he won our hearts. He was such an amazing and smart animal. We released him to the wild 3 months after we got him. Hopefully he is out there creating more wonderful little Chucks.
12 November 2009 at 1:03 pm
That’s a very cute critter. I like his personality, and he looks beautiful among those fall colors.
13 November 2009 at 6:47 pm
He’s so cute and nice to pose for you.
15 November 2009 at 3:25 pm
How much wood could a wood CHUCK chuck………oh never mind!
18 November 2009 at 1:18 pm