|2003_AZ_GRC_N_Animals||4||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- North Rim -- Animals|
|2003_AZ_GRC_S_Animals||28||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Animals|
California Condors, squirrels, a coyote.
|2003_AZ_Montezuma_Castle||3||AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Castle|
|2003_AZ_Montezuma_Well||7||AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Well|
|2006_AZ_Petrified_Animals||7||AZ -- Petrified Forest Natl Park -- Animals|
|2019_CA_CrittersCA||8||CA -- Critters|
Ground squirrel in Balboa Park.
|2009_CA_CrittersCA||7||CA -- Critters -- Mom and kid seagull at the San Diego Convention center|
|2002_CA_Death_Valley||7||CA -- Death Valley Natl Park|
Including a meandering coyote
|2002_CA_Joshua_Tree||12||CA -- Joshua Tree Natl Park|
I'm not sure what I thought the attraction of Joshua Tree would be. At this point, I was pretty tired of deserts. I think the main reason I wanted to go there was because of a the title of the "Joshua Tree" U2 album.
The park is mostly known for its groves a Joshua trees (surprise!). I asked the...
|2009_CA_Sequoia||152||CA -- Sequoia Natl Park|
I totally missed the Grant tree. On the other hand, I got to see two bears and four tarantulas.
|2006_CO_Rocky_Animals||26||CO -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Animals|
|2007_CRI_CrittersCRI||47||Costa Rica -- Critters|
Pictures here include:
Ants collecting their leaves.
A three-toed sloth that wandered across the road on the way to the Arenal Volcano. The sloth was a highlight of the trip.
A parrot at Bet-El Steak House (a place we stopped in at La Fortuna on the way to the Arenal Volcano).
Hummingbirds at the...
|2007_CRI_Hummingbird_Stn||29||Costa Rica -- Hummingbird Station|
|2007_CRI_Jungle_Boat_Ride||49||Costa Rica -- Jungle Boat Ride|
The jungle boat tour was pretty cool. They took you out on the river and traveled down it for awhile, pointing out a variety of animals. For me, the highlight was a bunch of tiny bats hanging from a tree trunk along the shore. But we also saw spider monkeys, large iguanas, a variety of birds, and a...
|2007_CRI_Jungle_Boat_Area||19||Costa Rica -- Jungle Boat Tour base|
|2007_CRI_Calypso_Beach||43||Costa Rica -- Tortuga Island -- Calypso Cruise Beach|
|2007_CRI_Breakfast||14||Costa Rica -- ?? -- Breakfast at the butterfly garden|
|2015_DC_Cong_Cem_Goats||19||DC -- Congressional Cemetery -- Goats|
Have you ever seen a green goat? Come to Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill on Thursday, August 6th, and watch a herd of Browsing Green Goats in action. The goats will spend around two weeks at the cemetery helping to control invasive species that threaten this National Historic Landmark....
|2019_DC_Critters||3||DC -- Critters -- Baby Sparrow near Dupont Circle|
I doubt he/she lived for long. I couldn't hear a parent bird around.
|2006_DC_Critters||8||DC -- Critters -- Bird and squirrel|
Two critter sightings:
(060512) Baby black bird outside OAS building
(061215) Grey squirrel at Pershing Park
|1998_DC_Critters||6||DC -- Critters -- Chickadees|
|2007_DC_Critters||2||DC -- Critters -- Dog on the corner|
|1982_DC_Critters||5||DC -- Critters -- Pigeons and guinea pigs|
|2002_DC_Critters||4||DC -- Critters -- Plucky squirrel|
|2011_DC_Critters||3||DC -- Critters -- Racoon at Rhode Island Avenue shopping center|
|2000_DC_Critters||1||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel|
|2015_DC_Critters||3||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel|
Cooling off squirrel
|2016_DC_Critters||6||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel and bird near the American Indian Museum|
|2009_DC_Critters||2||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel at a trash can.|
|2017_DC_Critters||2||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel @ FTC|
|2003_DC_Critters||8||DC -- Critters -- Squirrels|
One squirrel was on the Mall. He was sunning himself on a park bench and I decided to try to photos. He ended up climbing a tree and then coming down again, apparently expecting treats. The other was in Lafayette Park.
|1999_DC_Critters||10||DC -- Critters -- Squirrels and pigeons on the Mall|
Plus a rat in a trash can.
|2018_DC_Critters||11||DC -- Critters -- Squirrel, Hawk|
Including a hungry squirrel outside of the Hirshhorn and a hawk (???) and a pigeon at the GAR memorial.
|2005_DC_Critters||7||DC -- Critters -- Various|
Three different casts:
(050427) The nesting duck at the Treasury Building got national coverage this year. It had settled by a tree in front of the Treasury Building and stayed there until the ducklings were born. People put out water bowls and surrounded it with metal fences and overhead netting for...
|2008_DC_Critters||9||DC -- Critters -- Various|
Including a wounded robin by the tulip beds of the Tidal Basin as well as an extroverted squirrel.
|2003_DC_Earth_Day_030422||58||Dept of State -- Earth Day (2003) with Colin Powell and birds|
While the Earth Day activities under the Bush administration were minimal, there was an activity scheduled for the State Department that I was interested in attending. I really wanted to see the bald eagle they were going to have on display. Sure enough, Mike Callahan, a naturalist from the Nanjemoy...
|2005_FL_CrittersFL||3||FL -- Critters -- Birds around the Kennedy Space Center|
|2006_FL_CrittersFL||16||FL -- Critters -- Various|
Various animals in Florida that weren't part of something else, including lots of Mom's cat Max, Dumpster feeders, lizards, etc. Be sure to look in entries like the Everglades for the main stash of Florida critters.
|2002_FL_Everglades||21||FL -- Everglades Natl Park|
|2005_FL_Everglades||45||FL -- Everglades Natl Park|
|2006_FL_Everglades||55||FL -- Everglades Natl Park|
|2006_FL_Manatee||8||FL -- Fort Myers -- Manatee Park|
This is a wonderful park right off of I-75 where you can see manatees floating in the water. The manatees respond to cold ocean water by coming further into land to stay warm.
Manatee Park is a 17-acre regional park built by and operated through a cooperative effort of partners and sponsors. The land...
|2002_FL_Petersburg||11||FL -- St. Petersburg|
Including some shots of Mom and Al there.
|2003_GA_Snake||7||GA -- Fort McAllister State Historic Park -- Redneck Snake-Hunting Safari|
Now, try to imagine. This guy from Texas is wandering through the Fort McAllister State Historic Park when he hears a rattlesnake in the distance. Instead of staying on the trail, he walks 20 or 30 feet to an old wood pile and starts poking a stick into it. Sure enough, there's a rattlesnake. So he...
|2004_HI_CrittersHI||32||HI -- Critters -- Various on O'ahu, Hawaii|
Several days' worth of animals. Highlighting some: ...
|2004_HI_Horses||9||HI -- Horses and horseback riders|
These were available for rent for tourists. This was Terri's first horseback ride.
|2003_ID_Hagerman||9||ID -- Hagerman Fossil Beds Natl Monument|
|2001_MA_Whaling||45||MA -- Cape Cod -- Whale-watching trip off the coast|
While I was bored silly in Cape Cod, some couple suggested that I take a whale-watching boat trip. I presumed that these things were mostly jokes--I mean, what chance do you actually have of seeing a whale?, but they said they had been on a trip the other day and several whales had come up next to the...
|1999_MD_Annapolis||15||MD -- Annapolis|
|2001_MD_Assateague||13||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
|2002_MD_Assateague||23||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
The trip was quite nice and I saw a half dozen deer and three horses.
|2003_MD_Assateague||10||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
|2004_MD_Assateague||32||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
We visited the horses just after a fresh snow fall!
|2005_MD_Assateague||25||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
|2007_MD_Banding||111||MD -- Barn Owl banding w/Mike Callahan and others|
The owl-banding project installs owl boxes around farms and lets barn owls nest in them. When the young are born, they tend to be a bit needy and the parents leave the nest during the day to get food and rest. The project bands the owls while the parents are gone so they can be identified later....
|1999_MD_BARC||5||MD -- Beltsville -- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center|
These pictures were taken after a fire had partially gutted one of the buildings.
|2005_MD_BARC_050604||29||MD -- Beltsville -- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Public Field Day|
|2005_MD_Critters||6||MD -- Critters -- BC|
Two days of taking pictures. ...
|2004_MD_Critters||55||MD -- Critters -- BC, Monster, cicadas, raccoons, squirrels, and birds|
Various things here, mostly around my house: ...
|2002_MD_Critters||16||MD -- Critters -- BC, Mr Rhymes, and Squirrel|
Several pictures here: ...
|2003_MD_Critters||41||MD -- Critters -- BC, squirrels, birds, and raccoons|
A bunch of things here: ...
|1984_MD_Critters||5||MD -- Critters -- Cadbury|
|1985_MD_Critters||7||MD -- Critters -- Cocoa Puff|
|2019_MD_Critters||14||MD -- Critters -- Deer in back yard|
|2015_MD_Critters||2||MD -- Critters -- Deer in the back yard|
|2018_MD_Critters||6||MD -- Critters -- Deer in the back yard.|
|1996_MD_Critters||5||MD -- Critters -- Elsie|
|1997_MD_Critters||12||MD -- Critters -- Elsie|
|1998_MD_Critters||18||MD -- Critters -- Elsie and Darryl|
|2000_MD_Critters||3||MD -- Critters -- Elsie and opossum|
Two events here: ...
|1999_MD_Critters||29||MD -- Critters -- Elsie, rabbits and woodchucks|
|2007_MD_Critters||4||MD -- Critters -- Eno (including after a fight as the Conehead)|
|2006_MD_Critters||36||MD -- Critters -- Eno, birds, and an opossum|
Various pictures here:
(060223) My neighbor Gail's cat Eno.
(060311) My neighbor Gail's cat Eno.
(060410) Birds a the Brookside Nature Center.
(060507) Birds along the Bay Bridge Walk.
(060618) Baby starling trapped in my house.
(061019) Opossum in back yard
(061027) Gail's cat Eno
|2016_MD_Critters||2||MD -- Critters -- Local deer|
Deer in the backyard.
|1993_MD_Critters||25||MD -- Critters -- Lucy, Elsie, No Name, etc|
|1987_MD_Critters||4||MD -- Critters -- NoName|
|2010_MD_Critters||1||MD -- Critters -- Robins|
Robins making their way south. I ran into another flock on the first major snow day of the season but I was too amazed by them to take photos.
|2005_MD_Easton||12||MD -- Easton|
|2010_MD_MCFLs||69||MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Livestock|
|2005_MD_Ocean_City||5||MD -- Ocean City|
|2002_MD_Oxon||20||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2003_MD_Oxon||51||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2004_MD_Oxon||27||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2005_MD_Oxon||26||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2008_MD_Oxon||51||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2012_MD_Oxon||141||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2013_MD_Oxon||95||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2002_MD_NCF||22||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2003_MD_NCF||23||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2004_MD_NCF||27||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2008_MD_NCF||86||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2012_MD_NCF||70||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2005_MD_Rock_Creek||38||MD -- Rock Creek Regional Park|
|2006_MD_Rock_Creek||23||MD -- Rock Creek Regional Park|
|2010_MD_Rock_Creek||29||MD -- Rock Creek Regional Park|
Back to the raptor exhibit.
|2008_MD_BrooksideB||75||MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)|
I wasn't planning to visit the exhibit this year but, while I was in the garden photographing the roses, I ran into a guy babbling on a cell phone. (I'm not a huge fan of cell phones.) Eventually, he was joined by his girlfriend. She said "I didn't realize you'd act like that..." To which he replied,...
|2009_MD_BrooksideB||90||MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)|
"Wings of Fancy" - Live Butterfly Exhibit: Help a caterpillar fly, plant your garden to provide! Why did the caterpillar cross the road? To get to its host plant!
This year the focus is on butterflies in your backyard, and the host plants that local caterpillars need in order to survive and thrive....
|2010_MD_BrooksideB||247||MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)|
Beginning in early May and running daily through Mid- September 2010, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 p.m., Brookside Gardens South Conservatory will feature live butterflies. Come witness the butterfly life cycle as tiny eggs hatch into crawling, chewing caterpillars, which then encase themselves in jewel-like...
|2013_MD_BrooksideB||71||MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)|
|2015_MD_BrooksideB||80||MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)|
|1972_MI_CrittersMI||8||MI -- Critters -- Diane George|
|1970_MT_CrittersMT||3||MT -- Critters -- Sheep and goats|
|1968_MT_Glacier||10||MT -- Glacier Natl Park|
|1970_MT_Glacier||7||MT -- Glacier Natl Park|
|2000_MT_Glacier||52||MT -- Glacier Natl Park|
|2001_NH_Moose||10||Nature -- Moose in Crawford Notch area, NH|
These moose, which I saw near the Bretton Woods hotel, were standing within forty feet of the roadway, one drinking from a puddle and the other eating some quality underbrush. There were a dozen cars parked on the side of the road with people standing around watching and photographing them. The moose...
|2002_WA_Boat_020529||9||Nature -- Orca whale site-seeing trip, WA|
A highlight of my trip to New England right before the September 11 attack in 2001 had been a whaling trip outside of Cape Cod where I got to watch minke whales jumping out of the water. It was great. That was the major reason I decided to go back to Massachusetts at the same time this year and it was...
|2004_NC_CrittersNC||4||NC -- Critters -- Birds at Dad and Dixie's|
|1998_NC_CrittersNC||2||NC -- Critters -- Hummingbird|
|2008_NC_CrittersNC||6||NC -- Critters -- Wild turkey at dad's place in Asheville, NC|
|2008_NY_Cath_St_John||72||NY -- NYC -- Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue)|
The church had had a fire in December 2001. They were still working on fixing it up.
|2007_PA_Natl_Aviary||62||PA -- Pittsburgh -- National Aviary|
|1999_PA_Valley_Forge||20||PA -- Valley Forge NHP|
|2000_SD_Custer||21||SD -- Custer -- Custer State Park|
|2008_DC_Reptile_World_080127||166||Sixth & I -- Michael Shwedick (Reptile World)|
Reptile World with Michael Shwedick: This exciting family event features “Reptile man” Michael Shwedick, who will lead an interactive, educational, live reptile presentation. Meet and learn about a selection of large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all around the world. Reptiles featured in the...
|2003_UT_Antelope||10||UT -- Antelope Island State Park|
|2003_UT_Arches||30||UT -- Arches Natl Park|
|2003_UT_Best_Friends||28||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary|
|2006_UT_Best_Friends||45||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary|
|2012_UT_Best_Friends||73||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary|
|2006_UT_Best_Hum||10||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- Hummingbird feeder|
|2012_UT_Best_Hum||8||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- Hummingbird feeder|
|2006_UT_Best_Views||9||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- Kanab Canyon|
|2012_UT_Best_Views||17||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- Kanab Canyon|
|2006_UT_Red_Animals||16||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Red Butte Garden and Arboretum -- Animals|
|2003_UT_Timpanogos||22||UT -- Timpanogos Cave Natl Monument|
|2006_UT_Elk_Park||9||UT -- Zion Canyon -- Domestic Elk Park|
|2005_VA_Booker||20||VA -- Booker T. Washington Natl Monument|
|2003_VA_Chincoteague||19||VA -- Chincoteague Natl Wildlife Refuge|
|2005_VA_Chincoteague||25||VA -- Chincoteague Natl Wildlife Refuge|
|2005_VA_CrittersVA||61||VA -- Critters -- Beaver, Geese|
Photos in this section were taken in Virginia and including the following: ...
|2006_VA_CrittersVA||17||VA -- Critters -- Nesting bald eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden|
The Norfolk Botanical Garden has a tree where bald eagles have been keeping a nest for years. I was told the nest was originally on the other side of the airport (which is right next to the garden) but one of the eagles had been killed by a plane so the state decided to move the nest. Once a year, the...
|2007_VA_CrittersVA||3||VA -- Critters -- White-tailed deer|
|2015_VA_Dutch_Gap||89||VA -- Dutch Gap at Citie of Henricus Historical Park|
Including the way-too-tame raccoon.
|2006_VA_Front_Cats||16||VA -- Front Royal -- Cat shanty town w/Web Davis|
Web Davis, who runs a gravel company in Front Royal, started caring for abandoned cats and says he's spent $150,000 on vet and food bills for them. He has several cat cities -- shanty towns -- filled with the leavings of self-centered, irresponsible former cat owners. While I was talking to him, in...
|2005_VA_News_Park||36||VA -- Newport News -- Battle of Dam No. 1 (Newport News Park)|
|2014_VA_Grapevine||16||VA -- Seven Days Campaign -- Grapevine Bridge|
Including an opposum hanging around a fence,
|1999_VA_Skyline||23||VA -- Shenandoah Natl Park (Skyline Drive)|
On October 24, we randomly ran into a black bear feeding in a tree. Ah! If only I'd had my digital camera back then!
|2002_WA_OlympicNP||16||WA -- Olympic Natl Park|
|2006_WY_Teton_Animals||26||WY -- Grand Teton Natl Park -- Animals|
Animals here included antelope, horses, bison, and a moose with a new offspring. Quite an amazing day and I only spent about two hours in the park this day!
|2006_WY_Yellowstone||278||WY -- Yellowstone Natl Park|