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