Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TURKEY SHOW-OFF time in Southeastern Indiana......Early  March the local flocks invade our meadow area to dust bath and increase flock size. They arrive at daybreak and come and go until dusk

Friday, September 11, 2015


Was going through the attic storage and found two GEOLOGICAL MINERAL SET from Colorado. Many years ago I gave a research paper in Denver, and brought two sets to my daughters. Wavelite did not ring a bell,so plugged in a digital microscope and found the crystals,they are approx. 1/16 inch in diameter.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

THISTLES start to bloom in September

Thistles have beautiful blooms, however are a noxius weed in pastures and meadows. A source of food for butterflies,bees and other insects.


Most bucks this time of year ,in Southeastern Indiana only show up at night. Have recorded these two for the last 2 months.Have seen one in early AM.just once.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

 Early Fall Mushroom on old downed Oak tree..... intresting coloration on this , what I call a shelf mushroom.
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Friday, January 3, 2014

 Backlit Rain in Strong Sunshine...shutter speed 1/80 sec. f5.6 asa200, facing west. I guess one could calculate the speed of the rain drops, using the above data.  ??????
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 Mallard Drake at Miama Whitewater Park.... preening chest feathers in mixed sunlight, sept 2013

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

 Late October Gobblers Struting......... Have only seen strutting in the spring around here. These guys had about 12 hens and acted like it was spring.
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Deformed Antler Growth & Good Antler Growth... 

These bucks were photographed on the same day in Sept. 2013, have not seen the amount of deformity ,as in the top picture . Last march 2013, noticed a buck still with a full set of antlers. Does not shedding the old ones, on time, tend to deform the new set ? Interesting !!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Seasons Greetings 2013........"Sheltered"