Category Archives: Other Nature Studies

Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida

Back in late March of 2016, Melissa and I drove to Florida again to visit our son and his wife and their newborn twin girls. While we were there, I took the opportunity to do some hiking in a couple … Continue reading

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Snowbird Partial Albinism?

On 22 January 2016 I awoke to a light snowfall. I estimated it to be about two inches deep when I went out to fill the bird feeder. Returning inside I looked out the window where several Dark-eyed Slate-colored Juncos … Continue reading

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The Great 2016 Sandhill Crane Expedition

Way back in mid January, Melissa and I drove to the Hiwassee National Wildlife Refuge near Dayton, Tennessee to see the Sandhill Cranes that winter there. The weather was cold but clear and the trees and fields sparkled with frost … Continue reading

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Kayaking on the Santa Fe River, FL

At the end of March, Melissa and I drove to Florida again to visit our son and daughter-in-law Dan and Sunny. While we were there Dan and I went kayaking on the Santa Fe River which is very near where … Continue reading

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Eagle Viewing Trip to Reelfoot Lake, TN

Last Friday, I drove to Reelfoot Lake State Park in the northwest corner of Tennessee. It was an 80 mile drive from home and took about an hour and forty-five minutes. The lake was frozen all around the edges and … Continue reading

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Return To Pennyrile

Two years ago this spring Melissa and I took a long weekend getaway to Pennyrile State Park in Kentucky. (See my post on 13 May 2012.) This is where the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers (of which I am the current … Continue reading

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My New Book

For anyone who is interested, I have written a short book which is now available on Amazon. It has been a long time coming (several years) but I have finally declared it to be finished.  It is basically a memoir … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Here are a few images from the last few months that I haven’t had time to post until now. Not exactly astronomy or nature, but back in September a B17 named Sentimental Journey was on display at the Lexington, TN … Continue reading

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Sky-Wide Crepuscular Rays

Melissa and I were returning from running errands last night at sunset when we spotted these crepuscular rays and cloud shadows. (The word crepuscular is from the Latin word crepusculum which means “twilight.”) The sun was just below the horizon … Continue reading

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Armadillo Invasion

A few nights ago my dad’s dog, Buster, woke me up at about three o’clock in the morning barking his fool head off. I could tell by his bark that it was not a human intruder but rather a critter … Continue reading

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Chiefland and Tellus

The last week in March, Melissa and I took a trip to visit our son and his wife in northern Florida. They have just moved to a new place and, as it turns out, it is about thirty-nine miles from … Continue reading

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A Visiting Rafter

The afternoon of Friday, 28 December 2012 was cold and gray with a light rain falling. My son, who was visiting for the holidays, happened to notice a large number of wild turkeys (which I have since learned is called … Continue reading

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