2022-07-06 Revisiting Lesser Slave Lake

I spent Tuesday night at the Slave Lake Walmart, and I broke my fast at the Sawridge Travel Center, where I’ve enjoyed dining on my earlier visits. I explored the southeastern shoreline Tuesday after arriving here from Lake Kimiwan. I’ve been on a mission to meet Common Terns before I leave Canada, The terns I’ve … Read more

2022-06-24 Fort Nelson Once More

With every visit to Fort Nelson, including my time in 2005, I’ve explored the woods at the northeastern corner of town that the locals call the Demonstration Forest. I’ve never felt short-changed by the time I’ve spent there on its trails. This visit this past Friday, was perhaps the most rewarding of all. My afternoon … Read more

2022-06-05 Sunday In Fort Nelson

Sunday, I spent time in Fort Nelson in northwestern British Columbia. There is a managed woods at the edge of town, called the Fort Nelson Demonstration Forest that I visited in 2005, and I made a point of visiting this place once more. The high point of my walk along its trails was meeting Canada … Read more

2020-12-16 Tuesday Finches at 10,600′

Update: Folks with better eyes and ID skills than I have pointed out that there are some Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finches among the Black Rosy-Finches in some of my images. Another friend suggested some of my juncos from the morning are Red-Backed (J. h. dorsalis), rather than Gray-Headed (J. h. caniceps). I tend to agree with her. … Read more

Memories of Siskiyou Summit Road

I have family in Central Point Oregon that I like to visit as often as possible. During my stays there I like to explore the surrounding region. Above the Rogue Valley, where most of the population in southern Oregon resides, there are forestry roads penetrating the high country. One such road is National Forest Road … Read more

2013-08-09 Agua Dulce Again

Agua Dulce Creek is a popular birding destination for the local San Diego birding community. On my way to visit this place I stopped first at the town center of Mount Laguna and met a Northern Flicker. Repeat visits to many locations is a good strategy for discovering new actors, new scripts and scores on … Read more

2014-10-23 Autumn In Garner Valley

In the past I’ve written about my late June meetings with Pinyon Jays in Garner Valley, but on this autumn visit there were different avian hosts to entertain me. I spent most of my time along Morris Creek where it emerges from the chaparral-covered slopes onto the valley floor and meets the larger valley below. … Read more

2014 Early June On Santa Rosa Mountain

I never grow tired of visiting Santa Rosa Mountain, a sky island in southern Riverside County California, a stone’s throw from the border with San Diego County. Part of me connects to this place because of memories of visiting here with my dad in the early 1970s, and camping in Steve Ragsdale’s cabin (now gone) … Read more

2016-08-30&31 Springs at Santa Rosa Mountain

I’ve posted about my favorite place on the planet before: the Springs on Santa Rosa Mountain. This outing was the first time I’ve brought another photographer with me. Jerry and I drove up the long, rough road from the hellacious furnace in the desert valley below where 113°F oppressed us. Jerry expressed an interest in … Read more