My Week In Birding May 19, 2019

In February I had shoulder surgery and been pretty inactive since. My usual job as a carpenter keeps me very busy and active. Since my surgery, I have put on a few too many pounds  and worst of all I am currently stuck in an office for the entire day, After almost 35 years...

Duck Lake Nature Trail

It’s always fun when you find a new trail or park in an area you have lived all your life. That’s what happened to me this weekend. The Duck Lake Nature Trail is about 10 minutes from home. I was looking over some birding opportunities cumming up soon. That’s right, I said, that I...

Good Birders Don’t Wear White. Book Review.

David Sibley, Don and Lillian Stokes, and many more share their inside tips—and witty observations—on the birding life. I haven’t read a book in a long time, preferring instead to listen to audio books.  Unable to find this title in an audio format I purchased the Kindle version.  Whether you are new to...

The Highline Trail to the Garden Wall.

The Highline Trail to the Garden Wall. This is an updated repost of a blog that I did in 2014 after a trip to Glacier National Park. Hiking the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park (GNP) is an amazing experience, and a must do when visiting GNP. We parked at the shuttle stop “The...

The Deuce of Spades

After changing the direction of my blog, I decided that my first post should be about number two.  More specifically a trowel for back country sanitation; The Deuce of Spades made by TheTentLab. Typically not needed for day hiking but you never know. Most backpackers are familiar with the old tried and maybe not so...

Flickr Pro

Over the 8 or so years, I had pretty much given up on Flickr. I joined in 2009 and had a couple of accounts under various names, unfortunately I made some poor choices in naming the account so I tried combining them and lost everything, but that was my fault.  After competitors such as...

January 1st 2019

It’s New Years day 2019 and like many people I am setting some goals for the year. I don’t like the term resolution it seems like a good way for me to fail, but that’s a matter of semantics. My goals for this year are to improve my communication and personal skills. I have...

Hunting Season Safety

As in many areas of the county, Wisconsin has hunting seasons. Depending on the area, hunting seasons run throughout the year for coyote. Mid September to January for most other animals and into mid February for some fur animals. Check out the Wisconsin DNR website for more Details, https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html.   The hunting times that...