The Ohio Birdfreak clan Jennie, Dakota and Lily Nevada adopted a new family member: Leo Tolstoy. Leo comes from the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County and turns one on December 7th. Leo likes sleeping on the couch, gazing through the picture window and going for long walks. He is getting used to his
It has been over 6 months since I started walking and hiking with my Skechers Shape-ups AT Diamondback Trail and I have surpassed the 500 mile mark. These shoes have been abused, covering all types of terrain and activities. I have played full court basketball in them, ran several miles, and walked through mud, water,
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Bella Nova Scotia after a hike
I love sites that collect groups of goodness, especially videos and imagery. I was directed to a website through a friend that is absolutely amazing called ARKive. It is a collection of images and videos using some of the best photographers and videographers of nature. Wildlife films and photos are vital weapons in the battle
Stacia and I decided to spend a few hours last Sunday at Shabbona Lake State Park with Bella. It was hotter than we expected and bird activity was pretty low. But we did manage to see quite a bit of interesting butterflies and some Forster’s Terns hunting in the lake. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Monarch Happy
We spent Saturday at Horse Days at the Boone County Fairgrounds in northern Illinois. Unfortunately, it rained hard for a solid hour and delayed/canceled a lot of the events we wanted to see. But we were still able to enjoy a few dog demonstrations, some equine-soccer demos, and my favorite part, admire the beautiful draft
I was out hiking with no equipment (bins or camera) other than my iPhone and discovered a beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (of course, they are all beautiful). Next to it was a black female “morph”. Too cool!! Photos in Winnebago County in northern Illinois.