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Sights of November 2017

December 01, 2017 - Holidays, household maintenance, and a broken lens have slowed down my naturalist activities. However, there are still m...
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Sights of October 2017

October 31, 2017 - Locally, I did only a little birding. I gave a talk to a local gardening club on how to turn a garden into a habitat for...
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Sights of September 2017

October 02, 2017 - At the start of the month it was so hot (and humid). How hot was it? It was so hot that I passed on my monthly butterfly...
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Sights of August 2017

August 31, 2017 - Summer is slow for some birds, but towards the end of the month, the shorebirds and few warblers are showing up as they...
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Nature Journaling

August 18, 2017 - "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein About a year ago I started t...
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Sights of March 2017

March 31, 2017 - Crazy weather in March; one day it is 80F and the next it is 50F. It has been wet enough and warm enough to bring out so...
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Sights of February 2017

March 01, 2017 - It is wonderful to see snow on the mountains and green all around. Our rain is finally improving our dire drought condit...
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Sights of January 2017

February 01, 2017 - Happy New Year. It has certainly been a wet January. We have desperately needed rain, so we finally got some...in record...
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Sights of December 2016

December 31, 2016 - I got an early Christmas gift of a new Tamron 150-600 lens for photographing birds. I immediately went out to my local p...
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Sights of November 2016

November 30, 2016 - I started my month by adding Magnolia Warbler and Cassin's Vireo to my life list of birds and also a Roseate Dragonfly t...
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Sights of October 2016

October 31, 2016 - My photo activities were cut short this month by dropping my camera to the ground. This was not the first time! As a res...
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Sights of June 2016

June 30, 2016 - I must say that this was a month of habitat diversity with Tide pools, Oak woodlands, Chapparal, Desert, Riparian Corrid...
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Sights of May 2016

June 01, 2016 - Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuff: Playing with Macro again I found lady beetles and some interesting insect...
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Sights of April 2016

April 30, 2016 - Ah Spring! A joy to behold. I want to be outside every day and all day. I participated in a biodiversity city challenge...
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Sights of March 2016

April 02, 2016 - I had a whirlwind month visiting many fun places. Family from England came to visit and wanted to see the everything (we...
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Sights of February 2016

February 29, 2016 - A busy month, as usual. I, along with my friend Mike, had the opportunity to talk to a girl scout troop about our native...
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Sights of January 2016

January 30, 2016 - I tried. I really tried, but the cold weather made for slim pickings when it came to spiders and insects. A few gratuito...
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Sights of December 2015

January 02, 2016 - Lot's of good birding to round out the year and a good butterfly count too! Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuf...
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Sights of November 2015

November 30, 2015 - We've been having weird weather. Over 90 degrees on November 1 and spring and summer wildflowers blooming. Then back to...
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Sights of October 2015

October 31, 2015 - So when will the heat subside. For gosh sake we are well into October and I had to postpone a camping trip to the desert...
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Sights of September 2015

September 29, 2015 - For those that are on Facebook, I have set up a public page where I post updates during the month. You can LIKE it here:...
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Sights of August 2015

September 01, 2015 - I have an exhibit at the El Dorado Nature Center featuring California Landscapes/Habitats, which will be going for the e...
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Sights of July 2015

July 31, 2015 - Lesson 1: Always carry a camera! I attended an event and almost didn't bring my camera. On my way out I saw black oyster...
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Sights of June 2015

July 01, 2015 - June was a very busy month for me. I finished my insect study at the nature center, finished my classes, finished my pre...
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Sights of May 2015

May 31, 2015 - I started the month with adorable red foxes seen in San Pedro. Unfortunately, some scary people in the park cut short my...
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Sights of February 2015

March 04, 2015 - The Bugs are Back in Town! While much of the country suffered from major cold and snow, here in Southern California we s...
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Sights of December 2014

December 31, 2014 - Good bye 2014. You were a great year! What a way to end the year! Lots of local trips, the annual Audubon California Bir...
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Sights of November 2014

December 02, 2014 - Always something new! This month I converted my photo library to new technology (Lightroom), I visited a new park (Irvin...
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Sights of October 2014

October 31, 2014 - Happy Halloween! Autumn is well upon us which means fall colors, spiders, and migrating birds. This month, and for the n...
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Sights of September 2014

October 02, 2014 - I spent my September with lots of family gatherings, most notably my mother's 80th birthday celebration and a truly fabu...
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Sights of August 2014

September 01, 2014 - I spent August very local, but here in Southern California there is always so much to do within just a few miles. I am a...
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Sights of July 2014

July 31, 2014 - I have been enjoying the heart (and heat) of summer. I went on my regular butterfly count with Irvine Ranch Conservancy...
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Sights of June 2014

July 01, 2014 - In May I was very busy, I finished up my entomology class, was heavily involved in an insect study for the nature center...
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Sights of May 2014

June 01, 2014 - I think I am becoming the bionic woman. I have a camera attached to me almost all the time. I don't mind if a miss a sho...
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Sights of March 2014

April 01, 2014 - Spring has sprung. Flowers, birds, insects, and spiders are all around. For the full series of photos check out this pag...
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Sights of February 2014

February 28, 2014 - There is always something new to learn and that is what makes life endlessly enjoyable. In addition to the wonderful thi...
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Sights of January 2014

February 01, 2014 - This month I spent birding and looking for insects in local parks, on local walks, in my yard, and a trip up to San Sime...
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Sights of December 2013

January 03, 2014 - Highlights of the month include BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS, a few insects and spiders, and the International Space Station shot...
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Common Wisdom

October 06, 2013 - Common Wisdom (en español) “Once more I realized to what an extent earthly happiness is made to the measure of man. It...
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Creature Comforts

July 23, 2013 - Author's note: A little literary licence. This is just a little silliness for fun and may not be fully factual. Creatur...
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Nature Helps Heal the Spirit

April 30, 2013 - Nature Helps Heal the Spirit (en español) I went to my local nature center today and found my spirits lifted by shari...
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People, Fish, and Birds - A Tangled Tale

March 13, 2013 - People, Fish, and Birds - A Tangled Tale (en español) I knew that the ponds in the park were stocked with fish, but n...
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The Year of the Snake

February 13, 2013 - The Year of the Snake (en español) The Chinese calendar says it is the year of the snake. I like almost all animals, bu...
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Start the New Year with Good Habitats

January 16, 2013 - Start the New Year with Good Habitats (en español) Happy New Year! I don't make New Year's resolutions because I ne...
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Winter Visitors

November 14, 2012 - Winter Visitors (leer en en español) Winter is approaching. My house is cold and I hate the short days. I suffer so in...
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I See With My Ears

October 18, 2012 - Since I retired, I have been focusing on my health. My doctor told me to lose weight and lower my cholesterol. Taking lo...
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