The Miracle of the Monarch

Originally posted on incidental naturalist:
This is the story of perhaps the most extraordinary creature on the planet. An insect that forces us to question everything we think we know about life on earth. Individually beautiful, collectively mesmerizing, the Monarch Butterfly has a remarkable story hidden deep within. A Pacific Grove Monarch My Monarch experience started in New Jersey. I knew something about them, so… Continue reading The Miracle of the Monarch

Waterfowl at Lake Mira-mar in The Villages, FL

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Today’s almost wordless Wednesday offering is view of the White Ibis flock, a Wood Stork with the White Ibis, Mallard/Mottled Duck hybrids, a couple of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, a Great Egret, and a Canada Goose.  All were at the little Lake Mira-mar at Spanish Springs, The Villages, FL, a few days ago. Please click on the thumbnail image to… Continue reading Waterfowl at Lake Mira-mar in The Villages, FL

Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Red-head Woodpecker We escaped what we had feared would be a hit from Hurricane Dorian and thankfully was not.  We went North to Alabama and camped at the lovely Lakepointe Resort State Park campground in Eufala, Alabama.  The Eufala National Wildlife Refuge is about 3 miles from this campground so we visited the refuge several times. We did not… Continue reading Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Eufala National Wildlife Refuge Part 2 of 2

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Great Egret I was in Eufala, Alabama last week and visited the Lakepointe Resort State Park Campground and Eufala National Wildlife Refuge.  Here are some more photographs I took during this visit.  I loved spotting Kildeer, a lone male Northern Cardinal, a pair of Gadwall ducks, a flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, a Northern Mockingbird, and several Great Egrets… Continue reading Eufala National Wildlife Refuge Part 2 of 2

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Tri-colored Heron These wading birds and the duck were all spotted at the little Freedom Pointe Lakes on El Camino Blvd.  in The Villages, FL this past weekend.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy! Wood Stork Anhinga Tai-Colored Heron and Snowy Egret ? Muscovy Duck Snowy Egret Osprey and… Continue reading Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Elk & Turkeys at Oconoloftee in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Elk and wild Turkeys were spotted this last week in the area of the Oconoloftee Visitors Center in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, between the Smokemont Campground and the town of Cherokee on the highway, U.S. 441.  I was off on vacation camping at the Smokemont Campground where I spotted these animals and the birds. The Elk herd… Continue reading Elk & Turkeys at Oconoloftee in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park