Saturday, January 21, 2017

Out and About: A Wintery Mix

On January seventeenth through eighteenth, we received a slippery, slushy, snow, sleet and rain mix. It was gray, dim and foggy, as well. However, Mother Nature provided me with a few interesting photos. Take a look!
Branch Bling

Wintery Mix South Lawn


Rock Solid





Out and About: Barred Owl Sightings

Barred Owl in White Pine on Zim- Smith Trail  (taken January 2013)
The Barred Owl has been sighted a couple of times this winter by Dennis and Marsha. They have seen it by the Peck Avenue woods and South Lawn around seven in the morning. Katie has seen it too. Gary told me that he has heard its call, Who Cooks for you, who cooks for you all! Keep your eyes open for it. The one in the photo tucked into the pine and slept after a night out hunting.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Out and About: Cooper's Hawk on New Year's Day 2017

 I saw this hawk fly to a treetop a block away while sitting in my living room

I had to go outside for a closer look. A Cooper's Hawk. It hung out for about an hour!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Round Lake

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Round Lakers! May your holiday celebrations Sparkle and Shine.
Snow Tree Peck Avenue Woods

Around the Village in Photos: December 16 - 22, 2016

Snow on Saturday, December 17, followed by a drop in temperature to five degrees on the morning of the 20th. The Peck Avenue stream had lots of interesting ice art. Take a look!
Snowy Day


Chickadee Makes Quick Get-away

Fine Line

Ice Claws


Ice Monster

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: December 9 - 15, 2016

Snow, a skim of ice on parts of the outlet and lake, snow squalls, And... frigid temperatures!!! It's beginning to look a lot like Winter.
Parts of Round Lake Outlet have Skims of Ice

Active Beaver Lodge as seen from The Preserve's Boat Launch

Lone Gull Strikes a Pose on Ice at Round Lake

Gaggle of Geese and a Mallard or Two on Southwest Shore

Downy Woodpecker on a Frosty Morning ( Uses tail for Prop as it Breakfasts on Suet)

Snowy Winter Garden Supplies Cover and Seeds for Wildlife

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker eating Peanut Suet. It's his fast food choice on a very cold day!