Nature Adventures

  • Trinidad and Tobago December 2017

    Trinidad and Tobago is a bit of a secret paradise...a tropical wonderland that is less "discovered" than some and happily not damaged by recent hurricanes. Hubby and I and a group of Audubon supporters enjoyed several days at the Asa Wright Nature Center on Trinidad and three more days at the Cuffie River Nature Retreat on Tobago.

    A highlight was a magical twilight boat ride in the Caroni Mangrove Swamp where we were treated to the evening flight of Scarlet Ibis returning from scattered feeding locations in the swamp to their favorite mangrove island for night roosting....all while sipping Asa Wright's world-famous Rum Punch! 

    Happy Holidays!

  • More of our October 12-16/2017 RV trip

    In addition to Sandhill Cranes, we had other lovely experiences on our fall birding trip to Lathrop State Park and Mueller State Park.

     

  • October in Colorado

    Fall is a beautiful time in Colorado. Sandhill Cranes, Mountain Bluebirds, Steller Jays, Horned Larks and others on my blog.
  • September 2017 Virginia Rails

    Cherry Creek State Park is a lovely park in the southeast Denver/Aurora metroplex. Over the 18 years I have been birding, I've been there scores of times. One of my favorite experiences has been to sit quietly on a bench at the end of the walk to the wetlands and watch the shallow water or Cherry Creek for rails and soras...and the odd Wilson's Snipe, Common Yellowthroat or other fun bird. This year, I went again and was rewarded with exciting views of two Virginia Rails after only about 10 minutes sitting unobtrusively on the bench. They are so close! It's just amazing. The cattails have really grown in throughout that wetland over the past 18 years, and now our open water viewing area has shrunk to an area of only about 40 sq ft and that is sort of sad, but I guess it's just nature. I still got what I went for at 7:30 in the morning.
    If you haven't had this glorious early morning experience, I wish it upon you now!