Sunday, June 28, 2015



My Beautiful Labradoodle, Athos, died on June 22. He got me out for walks everyday for the last ten years, no matter the weather. He loved to fetch balls, bark and lunge at cats, counter surf for Any food, and hangout with our family. Since I was out walking all the time I started the article, Out and About: Round Lake Nature Notes for the Round Lake newsletter. I also started this blog. Family and friends were with him all day on June 21. He had special treats and food and constant attention. It may have been what caused his seizures or a second bout of Lyme Disease that caused neurological impairment so that he could no longer walk. I will miss him immensely. Thank you so much Athos for being a wonderful, constant companion!!!

Around the Village in Photos: June 18 - 24, 2015


Milkweed in Bloom


White-crowned Sparrow




Staghorn Sumac


Around the Village in Photos: June 11 - 17, 2015



Dinner Selection

Father Feeds Son: Downy Woodpeckers

Sunset Over Village



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: June 4 - 10, 2015

Catalpa Tree Blossoms

Move Right In

Rain Showers
Round Lake Baby Wood Ducks under heat lamps with mallards and other Wood Duck Babies

Mallards and Wood Ducks together at Wildlife Rehabber

Lovely Lavendar Ladies

Last Year's House Wren Nest made in Bird House

Pretty Peony

Around the Village in Photos: May 28 - June 3, 2015

Empty Turtle Eggs on Zim-Smith Trail

Indian Paintbrush on Ames Avenue

Butterfly Maple Seed Look-alikes

Luna Moth at Schoolhouse Park

Yellow Goatsbeard Wildflowers on Ames Avenue

Mallards on Peck Avenue Stream

Honeysuckle across from Gibney's

Lady's Mantle After Rain