Airborne

What happens when you surprise a couple of does on your morning walk? If you’re lucky, they stand around for a few minutes, staring at you and trying to decide what their next move should be. These two girls seemed inclined to carry on as before, picking their way up the hill to my left — until they suddenly heard […]

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Mr. Coyote

This was my first time spotting a coyote in the wild! I went hiking on Mississippi Bar this afternoon and was just turning toward home — there he was. Although I noticed a few other people out enjoying the day, they all seemed blind to the fact they were walking past this big guy standing in the middle of the […]

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The Adventure Continues… Glacier

We’re barely into July and already the heat has me looking forward to October and November! But that’s only one of the reasons I chose this week’s episode of California’s Gold. High altitude hiking, clear mountain lakes, breathtaking panoramas, glacial waterfalls, a very cool knitted hat, and an adorable little critter called the American pika — this adventure in the […]

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Spying on eagles

We are so lucky to have a pair of bald eagles nesting at Lake Natoma for the second year in a row. Their aerie is located high in a pine tree which hangs over the edge of the bluffs, only a short walk from my house. A couple of days ago I hiked down below the bluff to the bike […]

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Tree swallow

I was hiking the Rattlesnake Bar trail on Folsom Lake with the Big Guy when I was lucky to find this handsome male tree swallow who didn’t mind sitting still for my camera. I had never seen this type of bird before, but after checking out the video from All About Birds, I’m certain I’ve heard them plenty of times.

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