Sunday, April 03, 2016
There's Wildlife in the Conservancy!
Noticing me with my photography gear and binocular, a man jogging along the creek corridor trail asked:
"There's wildlife in here?"
Why yes ― yes, there is!
There are toads, frogs, turtles, salamanders, snakes, pike, voles, shrews, mice, moles, bats, chipmunks, squirrels, flying squirrels, rabbits, mink, muskrats, woodchuck, otter, skunks, raccoons, opossum, foxes, coyotes, deer, cranes, turkey, owls, hawks, sparrows, warblers, moths, butterflies, flies, dragonflies, bugs, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, crayfish, and more.
And as birds go, around 200 species use the conservancy each year.
It didn't rain, but it was still a very windy day. It wasn't as bad along the creek corridor on account of the surrounding trees.
I literally watched Bloodroot open over the course of an hour.
Loads of Golden-crowned Kinglets today.
Virginia Bluebell just about ready to bloom.
A very chewy Muskrat!
And the chickadees were hard at work!
I finished my day at the prairie, enjoying the beautiful sky.
Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Apr 3, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Great Horned Owl
American Tree Sparrow
All images © 2016 Mike McDowell