My life is about living with nature – here you can live it with me!


Nature Haikus – Whales

whale tail

By Young Naturalist C

Giant sea vessels
Traveling through large oceans
Singing as they swim


Nature Haikus – Apples

Apples at the Apple Fest

By Young Naturalist C

Flowering in the spring
In summer, ripe apples come
Red and delicious

Deer Family in the Yard

Mother and Fawn
Mother and Fawn


Nature Haiku [two]

Bridal Falls

By Young Naturalist C
Solitary Tree

Solitary tree
habitat for animals
standing quietly

Over a river
Water lapping at its roots
Elements combine

Kid Birders at SWAT

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

On Friday the 12th of June 2009 we opened the 2nd session of the SWAT MAPS banding station! We captured 14 different species and banded 17 newly banded birds with 16 recaptures (total of 33 individuals). The weather was very cooperative and we had a great steady number of birds being captured in the nets.

Life Appreciated

Their Kitten with Binocs

I have been blessed to know an amazing family for over two years and I am always finding myself dieing to find an update on her photostream!! It all started with friends commenting on other friend’s flickr pages when I suddenly found Colleen commenting on my photos . . . we suddenly became flickr contacts and I remember we were always viewing each others nature photography! Then one day you find pictures of her little girl after having two brain surgeries and you are lost with emotion!!

Roger Tory Peterson’s 100 Year Birthday Party

Kenn Speaking
RTPI Group for the Peterson festival!

This weekend the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) celebrated the 100th anniversary for the birth of Roger Tory Peterson with a big birding festival. RTPI had lined up a world series of speakers and had many participants for his celebration.