Friday, September 29, 2017

My Old Friend!

Soon as I came upon him and I saw his handsome face, I knew exactly who he was! My heart filled with joy and love. I hadn't seen him yet this year, and I always worry that someone has kidnapped some of the population or there have been deaths due to otters, etc. He is a very old guy, who I've found more times then any other turtle. He looks fantastic and is extremely healthy.  I hope he has a good Winter. It was pure magic to sit with him for a little while, a true blessing.

This morning we had a bear in the yard. Nice to finally see another one.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My friend Missy!

I've had a wonderful Summer. I have been out enjoying nature to the fullest.  The weather was a mild and  beautiful, perfect for daily hiking. The Hawk Watch has been great fun as always.  Seeing such beautiful birds migrating never gets old. I also love my Hawk Watch friends, wonderful to see each of them.  

My friend Missy who runs Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center up in Hunter NY,  invited me to release a Great Blue Heron, who had originally come from Warwick. Thankfully he wasn't badly injured and had only spent a week in Missy's rehab. The DPW had to cut him down out of a tree hanging from fishing line. When I released the bird he knew exactly where he was. Just a thrill to see him take off.  Missy also had this WT beauty with her who was also headed home. Nothing makes me feel more alive then releasing animals back to the wild where they belong! Missy is my hero.   


While up at the Hawk Watch we had an amazingly beautiful rainbow. I knew that I was being told, you are doing what you should. We have had many good days up at the watch.  I'm never sorry to see Summer go when I have Hawk Watching to look forward to.

Monday, September 4, 2017


I love setting up the cam and seeing what comes by on the land.