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The Search for the Pileated Woodpecker

The silence of nature – if I travel far enough into a trail, I reach the spot where I can no longer hear cars, trains, or people. 503 more words


Banging on a tree

It’s always fun to see a pileated woodpecker.

The coolest bird ever, creeping up the tree.

Only the male has the red stripe on his check. 324 more words

Bird Photography

Turkey Run in winter is amazing

I have heard about winter hiking in places like Turkey Run and Starved Rock before, and wondered at the photos of frozen waterfalls. Before now, the cold and snow have always kept me at bay. 1,225 more words


No spring season for us.

I’m already seeing butterflies everywhere.

Bees too.

No spring for us. We went from “Sort of” winter straight to summer.

It was 82 degrees in early March. 133 more words

Bird Photography

Week 12 - Getting in a Walk

Getting in a Walk

As Wilma and I prepare for a trip to Europe this summer, we have to get into walking shape.  I have begun in a good way. 628 more words

Weekly Journal

Woodpecker music

Do woodpeckers ever make noise just for fun? Usually when I hear a Pileated Woodpecker at work, it sounds like a jackhammer as the bird drives its bill deep into the tree, but earlier this week I hear a more resonant, drumming sound coming from a hollow tree. 121 more words


The best of times

8 March, 2015            The best of times

“It was the best of times,

it was the worst of times…” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859) 1,722 more words