Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hiking Grand Bay WMA and Banks Lake

Banks Lake near Lakeland Georgia

Moody Air Force base is near the Grand Bay WMA. We climbed the tower and watched planes and trees and critters.

He was way down in the black gum swamp.
This is a view from the tower.
I really wanted to see the North american Pitcher plants in this swamp. It was 99 degrees but we hiked out to the tower anyway.

Sunday evening in Valdosta

I'm only traveling short distances these days but every trip holds adventure. This is the view from Jack and Julie's backyard. It was the Thunder Full Moon and their yard backs up to acres and acres of trees. The birds are so entertaining. I could sit there talking with Jack for a month.

Monday, July 12, 2010

No Nestle Water! Saturday Night on The Wacissa

Saturday night felt like the right time to take a float trip so I launched at 6:30pm. There are lots of baby wood ducks, moorhens, and gallinules. I wanted to visit my two owl nestlings who are two years old now, in the channel running out of Blue Spring.

As I came down the channel one of the owls flew down to a perch directly above my head to have a look at me. I imagined they know me by now since I have followed them about for two years on the river. I wonder if this is so. The bigger one seems more tame. I couldn't spot the other one this night.

Lots of green herons are fishing now.

I colored up the bard owl since it was so dark in the channel. He might not like this.
Black crowned night herons skulked about in the side springs.

In Blue some boys were playing on the new rope spring.
Playing with color.

It was a lovely night. I ran into Janice and her husband and they took me for an airboat ride. It was a fine evening.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Friday night bike ride

I took a bike ride through the Piney Z forest to see the lake Friday night. I tweaked the photos to make them more colorful.