"Both photography and art open my eyes to the infinite beauty of nature in her every detail."

~ Kim Moore

 

 

Sights of July 2016

July 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuff: I visited the LA River a couple of times and found the Black-necked stilts great fun to watch. These seemed to neglect their own chicks in favor of attacking young Mallards. Mother duck didn't do much. This went on endlessly. I don't think there were any serious injuries, but the Mallards eventually go...
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Sights of June 2016

June 30, 2016  •  1 Comment
I must say that this was a month of habitat diversity with Tide pools, Oak woodlands, Chapparal, Desert, Riparian Corridors, Mountain Pine Forrest and meadows. I love California! Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuff: My mother came to visit me from New York City, so I took her to enjoy some of California's lovely habitats. I briefly quest...
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Sights of May 2016

June 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuff: Playing with Macro again I found lady beetles and some interesting insects as subjects in my yard. This seemed to be flycatcher month in the local parks, some catching butterflies and eating other insects. IRC Monthly Butterfly Count: A lovely day with the usual suspects. I am giving a joint presentat...
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Sights of April 2016

April 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Ah Spring! A joy to behold. I want to be outside every day and all day. I participated in a biodiversity city challenge between LA and SF. That got me out even more. The warblers and other migrants are coming through. Songs of courtship fill the air. Birds are picking up bits and pieces to make their nests. Birds are mating and protecting nests. Ba...
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Sights of March 2016

April 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I had a whirlwind month visiting many fun places. Family from England came to visit and wanted to see the everything (well almost) in California and the United States in 2 weeks. We sent them to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon on their own but joined them for trips to Morro Bay, Joshua Tree National Park, and local trips including Whale Watching. It...
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Sights of February 2016

February 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A busy month, as usual. I, along with my friend Mike, had the opportunity to talk to a girl scout troop about our native bees. I'll do anything for girl scout cookies! I also continued taking my class in bird sounds. Now that's a challenge! It has helped but I have a long way to go and certainly studying more would help. I have loved the field trip...
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Sights of January 2016

January 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I tried. I really tried, but the cold weather made for slim pickings when it came to spiders and insects. A few gratuitous butterflies and I'm afraid you will have to wait until next month to see what I find. Ah, the anticipation! On the other hand, there are lots and lots of good winter birds. I made a particular effort to get out frequently this...
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Sights of December 2015

January 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Lot's of good birding to round out the year and a good butterfly count too! Highlights captured in pictures: Local stuff: All birds. I like trying to catch birds in flight and got some shots. Some birds, such as finches, posed and asked me to take their photos. Some birds are camera shy, such as the Sora and Ridgeway's Rail so I had to take a shot...
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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2015  •  1 Comment
Happy Holidays to all. Thank you for a wonderful year and looking forward to sharing 2016 with you. I need to acknowledge that the photos and identifications that I share are really the result of a body of work supported by so many others. I thank so many people for helping me with identifications, helping me learn new things, go new places, and m...
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Sights of November 2015

November 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
We've been having weird weather. Over 90 degrees on November 1 and spring and summer wildflowers blooming. Then back to Pacific Standard Time, getting dark early, cooler temperatures, and morning dew. Finally some good outdoor weather and then back to over 90 near the end of the month. I started the month with my butterfly count which once again p...
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Sights of October 2015

October 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
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 due to heat! Well at least there was a minor bit of rain - just enough to cancel my butterfly count. But I really can't complain. By the end of the month it cooled off a bit, the migratory birds are coming back, and I did go on m...
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Sights of September 2015

September 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
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: https://www.facebook.com/KimMooreNaturalist Boy was it hot. How hot was it?...It was so hot that I barely got out this month! Most of my local shots are from my own yard and a few trips to local parks toward the end of the month...
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Sights of August 2015

September 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have an exhibit at the El Dorado Nature Center featuring California Landscapes/Habitats, which will be going for the entire month of September. Download a flyer. A highlight for me this month was participating in an invertebrate bioblitz with the Lorquin Entomological Society at Tejon Ranch. Tejon Ranch Conservancy partnered with the Lorquin Ent...
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Sights of July 2015

July 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Lesson 1: Always carry a camera! I attended an event and almost didn't bring my camera. On my way out I saw black oystercatchers. Luckily I was parked close by with my camera in the trunk. I think this was the closest I've gotten to them and they only mildly took notice of people. My regular butterfly count kicked off the month with two less commo...
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Sights of June 2015

July 01, 2015  •  1 Comment
June was a very busy month for me. I finished my insect study at the nature center, finished my classes, finished my presentations at Audubon, and spent endless hours of phone calls for technical support (and I don't think I'm done yet). I am now looking forward to having the summer off! I take and post s ome photos because they are pretty or fun.
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