"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Creek Side Critters

I spend a good deal of time looking for photo opportunities near small creeks.  Sometimes the outcome is predictable but the potential for the uncommon is still an appealing factor.

Today I found a great blue heron, very predictable for this area...

 
A belted kingfisher remained long enough for a photo attempt or two, usually these birds quickly depart when I arrive...
 


This squirrel was scampering about storing nuts for the cold weather ahead...
 
 
Osage orange fruits provide food for a variety of wildlife.  This one has not decomposed enough to make the tiny seeds inside accessible...
 

The uncommon opportunity today was in the form of a mink that appeared briefly...

 
 
If you have a small stream in your neighborhood you might be surprised by the variety of wildlife nearby.

 

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