Author Archives: Tamra

2016 Loon Watch ~ Nesting Weeks Two and Three

My Summer With The Loons: Weeks Two and Three During the second and third weeks of monitoring the loons nesting period, I got into a routine.  I’d paddle out at  6am to see them, coasting the last fifty yards or … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch ~ My Summer With the Loons

My Adventure Begins My story begins back in May, 2016. School was in session, we owned the campground and it had just opened, aaaand I struggled to find writing time for Cooper and Packrat’s fourth adventure, Mystery of the Bear … Continue reading

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What Did That Fox Just Eat???

Through my trail cam and photos, I have watched foxes eat many things . . . As I snapped this photos series of of this adorable kit, I sat high on a hill above, quite a distance away with my … Continue reading

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Gopher Tortoise

An Endangered Species in Florida I’ve visited my in-laws on Sanibel Island so many times over the last twenty years, that it has become like a second home to me. Everywhere you go, there are yellow warning signs that say: … Continue reading

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Mystery Bird in My Backyard

I had a new visitor to my feeders this week. Only one, not a flock or a pair. I was curious, so I quickly snapped a few photos and looked him up in my trusty bird book. I have to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Orioles

Nature’s Amazing Weavers! Baltimore Orioles are one of my favorite birds and I watch for them every spring. My Grandmother liked to tell me a story about how my Grandpa would stand under their blossoming crab apple tree in the … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwings – Masked Bandits

Cedar Waxwing Writing Prompt Cedar Waxwings are a favorite of mine. They look like masked bandits, don’t they? With that mask, a pale yellow belly and a yellow tip on their tail, they’re fun to photograph. Harder to see and … Continue reading

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Searching For Something New

An April Vacation ~ Earth Day Challenge Those who have followed along on my wildlife adventures, might remember that I have a connection to Sanibel Island, in Florida.  My husband’s parents introduced me to it years ago and it has … Continue reading

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Snapping Turtle Fight!

From Research To Written Word Snapping turtles. I’ve seen them sunning themselves on rocks . . . Had them lay eggs on my front lawn . . . I researched a lot and learned cool facts. Did you know snapping … Continue reading

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Eastern Phoebe Siblings

Writing Prompt This wildlife photo series or Eastern Phoebe chicks, begging for a meal, is one of my personal favorites. The expressions on their little faces makes me laugh every time! Phoebes sit on a perch, waiting for flying insects … Continue reading

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