Saturday, July 30, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
We made an early visit to Mentor Lagoons in hope of good birding morning. Surprisingly, the birding was quiet. We spotted a great blue heron from a different angle.
Our other sighting was in the nature preserve area. A lucky spotting of a bald eagle made the morning.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
We stopped for a few items at a local store on the way home. There was lilely a local car show and this great looking '57 Chevy was stopped for an errand on the way home. There are more images here.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
We were in Boot Jack for a hike in a gamelands. Phin seemed really happy.
He had good reason for the puppy smile as our day included blue skies and sunshine.
Besides geocaching, we were on the lookout for nature sightings including a garter snake and a toad.
It was a good day to be out.
Monday, July 04, 2022
There are not many rail trails in PA State Game Lands. Today we were stopping to hike one in Elk County with a trail of geocaches. My knee was killing me, but it was time to prove I can still hike. The pain was made easier by a really attractive trail through the woods. For most of the time I stayed on the trail while Ali chased the cache. There was one cache hidden in a steep area that she didn't spot. She had spotted a northern slimy salamander so I made my way up the incline to see the salamander and stayed to look for the find.
Eventually, I spotted the cache too. The small waterfall below was an attractive spot to stop for a view.
Rain eventually chased us off the trail, but it was another day of what would hopefully be a comeback for me.
Friday, July 01, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
For a while I have been trying to establish a wildflower areas that can attract and feed butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. I have stumbled at times, but finally seem to be making true progress. The garden areas now offer...
- Black-eyed susan
- Purple conflower
I was walking solo this evening at North Chagrin. Many of the summer wildflowers are past their peak, but the butterflies were still on the trail. I was also treated the familiar call of a phoebe.