Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Fine Day at The Ledges

Iowa has a nice state park called The Ledges.  It is a hilly canyon with rocks and a fairly clean stream (Iowa has lots of streams, but most are polluted from agriculture) running through it.  The park also has a … Continue reading

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Hard to See

The red admiral is a spectacularly beautiful butterfly that can be difficult to see, especially when it is on the dead leaves found on the forest floor. Lots of bright colors, yet somehow it still blends in.

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I wanted to be somewhere else today.  The Jackson County Conservation Commission is sponsoring a bioblitz today, and I had planned on attending.  However, I have an unresolved health issue (hopefully nothing major but it is kicking my butt right … Continue reading

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Chasing a Frustration Butterfly

I like to photograph butterflies.  I have a pretty good file of photos I have taken of butterflies.  Some are common, some are rare.  I have a special category for some that I call “frustration butterflies.” Frustration butterflies are those … Continue reading

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Death and Lichens

We found the remains of a deer a few years back.  We kept its skull and have it on a table outside. I noticed that there were lichens growing on it, and took this photo of some dried lichens in … Continue reading

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Relaxing at the Pond

I spent some time at our pond today, just getting my head on straight.  Of course, what I call a pond might not meet everyone’s definition.  And what I think of as relaxing would would also not be viewed as … Continue reading

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