Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, part 1

What a fantastic day (4.27.) we had at Crex Meadows Wildlife area near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. If you haven't been there yet - it's a paradise for birds and other wildlife. http://www.crexmeadows.org
And we are so fortunate to be able to watch it all. We saw several pairs of Trumpeter Swans and they were all very friendly and one pair did a little courtship "dance".
There was still ice on some of the lakes though we had temperatures around 73 F.
Lots of birds - geese, ducks, swans, cranes, loons... we missed the pelicans that passed through 2 days prior.
One of the highlights was a Blanding Turtle sitting in the middle of the road soaking up the sun's warmth. I have never seen one before. She was very friendly and let us take her picture from all angles.
More to come in the next post.
Enjoy, Susanne

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dreaming of Spring

As I look outside this morning and see all the new snow coming down - it would be easy to get depressed. It must be almost 6 months since we have seen anything in nature that isn't brown or white. Hmmm, are we living in an ice age??
I needed something to cheer me up and this little bird (a common Redpoll) always puts a smile on my face. Hope it does the same for you!!  And we can always dream of spring....
Cheers, Susanne