Nature & Wildlife Thread

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    We will be traveling w/ our rubber boat and bicycles whenever we get out camping. So much to see and not much traffic on the water. Wow, 32,000 acres!
    We might make it back there one of these days. Thinking Spring is the best time to go back east as I remember the humid, heat of the Summers while living in Michigan for a couple years. And lots of bebe's hatching............love the bebe's [​IMG]
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    If you're ever up in the Windsor area (across from Detroit) stop at Point Pelee National Park. HUGE wetlands, forests, boardwalks and LOTS of wildlife!
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    Will post pictures IF I ever find themW
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Cool John............get to searching for them. I need to write down all these spots to visit or I shall forget :)
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Yes its the largest cattail marsh in the US! So big its in two separate counties. It actually has a car/bicycle "route" around parts of it too.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Ok love that it has the bike path cuz you can see so much more and stop wherever you like!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Really neat! I love wetlands, such neat wildlife.
     
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    This reminds me of a place in florida we have been to a few times. It is on Sanibel island in florida and is called J.N. ding darling National wildlife refuge. Has lots of marshes as well with lots of birds and wildlife. We have taken our kayaks down and there and kayaked through the reserve and it is really neat. Would highly recommend visiting there and if you have a kayak take it you won't be disappointed.

    http://www.fws.gov/dingdarling/
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Think we were at Sanibel Island many yrs ago looking for sea shells on the beach. Next time we shall hit the wild life refuge. Adding to my list. We have lots of free time now just need to get our butts moving :)
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS PIC.... A RHINOCERUS BEETLE.
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    I HOPE that's photoshopped!!! :eek:
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Finally got some new nature photos to share!

    As some of you saw in another post, I made a birdbath out of an old preformed shell and rock. The birds have been using it every day!
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    ..and I was at a local bike path today and photographed this muskrat/beaver dam. The water level was high due to recent rains so it looked really cool! Like a waterfall!
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    Also saw some large fish in the river. Not completely sure what kind.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    love your bird bath, great shots too
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    Sorry, couldn't add comments to the above! 1- Deer at Point Pelee National Park. 2- As far south as you can go in mainland Canada. 3- Boardwalk through the marsh. 4- Looking north from the point.
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Had a nice short walk in the woods today. Found a great spot along a stream for photos.

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Nice shots JB and it would be hard to not take some of those rocks and pieces of wood but guess sometimes we need to leave some out there for mother nature to use :)
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Trust me, I'd love to take some of the rocks, but they are too big to carry and I wouldn't want to steal them from the park. Sadly, this section is off trail, so few people ever get to see how nice it looks.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Beautiful pictures!
     
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    HOLY GOOD GOD THAT THING IS SCARY....MY WHOLE BODY IS SHAKING JUST LOOKING AT IT!!!!
     
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    "Light Footed Bird Food Thief"

    We feed a tremendous number of wild birds yet I was baffled after discovering we were using 8 lbs of bird food a week. That's $20 of high quality feed. Completely by chance today the mystery was solved!

    Our squirrel proof bird feeder automatically closes when a creature over a certain weight gets on the perch. There are three weight settings, light, medium and heavy. I "had" the setting on medium. Never did I think a young squirrel would be light enough to "not" trigger the auto close mechanism. Boy, I was wrong! Share a laugh with me as the pictured young squirrel enjoys the bountiful feast then once discovered makes a fast get away! Oh, two last notes. Note One is that I feed squirrels cobbed corn on another feeder. Note Two is the bird feeder perch weight setting is now set on "light" weight!

    You just have to love wildlife, so beautiful, fun and intelligent.

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