The woods are an informational highway. Tune in! There are fascinating stories to be shared. Mid January, and this is my first adventure out into the woods. The conditions have been very cold and with just a few inches of snow, and the top layer of thick ice making it crunchy and very cumbersome for […]
Falling in Love again with Childhood Friends Fall typically isn’t the time we think about herps (a collective term for frogs and salamanders). This is the time of year when they (herps) borough down into the earth to protect themselves from death caused by freezing cold temperatures. Earlier this week the weather was unusually warm […]
A sure sign that spring is here, fresh chipmunk tracks in the snow. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including images are copyright Kathie Fife Photography. Please contact us for permission for use before downloading and or copying. Thank you.
On warmer days when the snow is not hard as a rock, the squirrels dig up a cache of nuts, acorns, and pine cones. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including images are copyright Kathie Fife Photography. Please contact us for permission for use before downloading and or […]
For most of the winter I have seen the coyote tracks during my walks. The coyote is a female, here she is marking in the same location she has all winter. Now in estrus, blood stains the snow with her urine. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including […]
It has been the best winter for tracking. And I think I may be all alone in this sentiment, but honestly, I am going to miss winter. Snowshoe Hare tracks in snow – the last documentation Yes, it was very cold and icy, but we also had great snowfalls, mostly light and fluffy. Shortly after the […]
A Feast to Lift the Spirits What a Thanksgiving 2012 turned out to be! On Thanksgiving Eve I wrote a blog post about how blue birds (Thanksgiving Eve Migration Feast) had visited my back yard. Thanksgiving day brought even more wonderful wildlife encounters — rare sighting of Pine Grosbeaks. Actually, I almost missed seeing them. […]