Saturday, February 28, 2015

Niagara Falls State Park


Trees frosted by the mist from Niagara Falls looked spectacular today against a clear blue sky.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker eating berries from staghorn sumac which is an exotic looking small tree that is a member of the cashew family.  The berries from this noble plant sustain the lives of many birds and wild animals in late winter.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

White-winged Scoters


White-winged Scoters are ocean ducks that can be found on the Great Lakes and Niagara River in winter and during migration season.



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dark-eyed Junco

Trying to stay warm on our heated doormat.  It was -10° F when this photo was taken. 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Imbolc

It is now the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  New life is stirring as Great Horned Owls lay and begin to incubate their eggs.  Sap begins running in the depths of maple trees. Baby lambs are born.  Hours of daylight are getting noticeably longer in the northern hemisphere. The life force in hardy winter plants becomes aware of itself. The great wheel of the year has reached Imbolc!

Eastern Red Fox