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Groundhogs Day 2014 in Allegany State Park


To all my blogging friends; I Allegany Tom on the 2nd of February 2014, did not see my shadow when I woke up this morning (actually had snow falling and was a whiteout). I predict that spring will come early this year.

Eastern Mole

Found an Eastern Mole dead in the road today. I forgot how big these guys are. It has been a few years since I can remember seeing one.

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Nature Haikus – Whales

whale tail

By Young Naturalist C

Giant sea vessels
Traveling through large oceans
Singing as they swim


Southern Outdoor Experience

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Patty Self Portrait in the Blind

Our Texas trip originated after Patty won a hunting trip for two at the 2009 Deerassic Classics Outdoor Expos last summer. I remember walking by the booth and seeing the Southern Outdoor Experience logo saying “Out of all the hunting shows on TV, this is the one show that I actually remembered watching ”!! We decided to stop at the booth to chat with the producers and I decided to purchased one of their hats. Southern Outdoor Experience had an amazing raffle for a 3 days trophy hunt for two in Texas, to get completely outfitted (clothing), a new riffle and scope. I noticed Patty and her mother were quickly filling their names on a few raffle tickets.

My Texas Deer

White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer

The White-tailed Deer and Axis Deer were the primary deer species found on the Canyon Ranch in Sonora, Texas. During our visit the White-tailed Deer were in rut (mating season) and we had many opportunities to find bucks sparring (fighting) each other over different female territories. Watching these bucks were absolutely amazing and you could easily observe which deer were higher up in the pecking order. When a dominant buck walked into a feeding station, you would find all other deer backing away from the feeders.

Jack Rabbit [Wordless Wednesday]

Jack Rabbit
Jack Rabbit

I would sneak up on this rabbit in Texas on the ranch and take a few pictures before it would run away. Sneak up on it again . . . . it happened multiple times!! Happy Wordless Wednesday!!

Groundhogs Day 2010

Marshmallow eating dandelions, hmmm good!Marshmallow the Albino Woodchuck

To all my Blogging friends; I Allegany Tom on the 2nd of February 2010 did not see my shadow when I woke up this morning. I predict that spring will come early this year!! I just love this holidays and on a side note . . . . Punxstawney Phil did see his shadow this morning! He is predicting that there will be “six more weeks of winter”!!