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!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: December 2 - 8, 2016

Red Twig Dogwood Berries

Red Twig Dogwood

Hearty Mushroom in Peck Avenue Woods

Frosted Bamboo Seed

Misty Morning with a Wintery Mix

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: November 25 - December 1, 2016

American Bittersweet ( non-invasive) Enticing to Birds

Male House Finches

Dark-eyed Junco Eating Aster Seeds

Juncos are Usually Ground Feeders and Look for Seeds in Leaf Litter

White-breasted Nuthatch Eating Peanut Suet

Doll's Eyes (Actaea pachypoda) A Native Plant. The berries are eaten by robins and white-footed mice

Crab Apples:  Another Food Choice for Some Birds

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week of November 18 - 24, 2016

I Hope Everyone Enjoyed a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Around the Village in Photos: November 11 - 17, 2016

Super Moon on Sunday Night

Super Moon Rises Over Lake on Sunday

Monday Night's Rising Blocked by Clouds

Heavy Rains Flooded Stream Through Peck Ave. Woods and Surrounding Area

Bluebirds are Down on Cleveland Avenue

Robin Taking Cover at Florence's. I have seen them in flocks of two dozen on Cleveland Ave. and Zim- Smith Trail

Female Pileated Woodpecker on South Lawn Tree

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: November 4 - 10, 2016

My Snapdragons are Still Blooming


Sycamore Leaf and Seed Ball

Deer Track at Hillman Estates

Mushroom on Fallen Tree Along Zim-Smith Trail

Close-up of Squirrel Drey (Nest)


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: October 28 - November 3, 2016

No snow or rain for Halloween this week! A great night for ghosts and goblins. Still some flowers blooming. Most leaves are down. On sunny days, dragonflies continue to make their rounds.
Pretty in Pink


Shadow Tree steals Fallen Leaves on Library Lawn

Happy Halloween!!!

Strewn: Catalpa Leaves on Levings Avenue

Tied up in Knots!