What's Your Nature?

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Encounters

This is a very fun thing to do if you happen to be waiting in between ships at the Seaway. Admission is free and the facility is amazing. There are a lot of live animals as well as taxidermied ones. There also backpacks available for kids to rent to use on the nature trails. They are filled with field guides and other useful things. Would recommend to anyone who's in the area for even a short time.

It was a treat on a mid-March day to watch this Barred Owl perch on a fence post, then swoop onto the snowy ground in chase of prey, and then return to the fence post when its attempt was unsuccessful.

This Hairy Woodpecker enjoyed foraging on a beautiful autumn evening.

Saw an American Robin perched in a snow flurry, and felt that its red breast and the red berries in the tree it perched on were a stunning contrast to the blue-gray day.

Streeter Lake has long been a favorite place for me. Whether it's hiking the old Schuler tract with the "potato patch" and the mausoleum , or paddling the lake-I always enjoy ever minute of it. Definitely an overlooked gem, maybe that's a good thing.

Young Loon born in June on Sixth Lake. Doing well with Mother ever vigilante. A really pleasant experience and great to see that it has made it!

Two fawns were nursing on our front lawn! A jogger scared the doe off the fawns, but there they stood licking their lips. (When you zoom in on the photo, you can still see milk on their noses and whiskers.) :)

Quite a crowd gathered on the St. Lawrence campus for the 2017 partial eclipse. Jeff Miller, from the SLU physics department, set up telescopes and provided "eclipse glasses" - specially designed temporary shades that allow the wearer to look at the sun during the eclipse. Others brought homemade pin hole viewers and welding glass to explore different effects.

My first time seeing Pitcher-plants.

Sunny, not so hot, just right...!