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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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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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Looking For Spring

Nature Meme Challenge! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking for Spring in every nook and cranny. This year, it seems so much more important to find the signs. Whether I walk my backyard, hike a trail or … Continue reading

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What Does The Fox Say?

There was a summer when I was getting reports from my campers that they were hearing screaming in the middle of the night, in the woods surrounding our campground. And not just any scream! It was a high, ear-splitting, make-your-hair-stand-up … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Squirrels

Writing Prompt You’re walking through the woods one day and suddenly you hear from overhead, “Where are you going?” Looking up, you see this . . . What would you do? What would you say back? While this squirrel didn’t … Continue reading

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“Talking Porcupines”

Writing Prompt Idea! So I went to the trail cam the other day . . . Those of you who follow me regularly know I have porcupines hanging out in my yard every now and again, eating from my hemlocks … Continue reading

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Friday’s Wildlife Writing Prompt

Subject: Chipmunks! So, I have this little chipmunk, who scampers over to eat the seed under my feeders, fills his little cheeks, then scampers back again. Shouldn’t he be a character in a picture book? Or a comic book? Or … Continue reading

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Mystery on Pine Lake

The Inspiration Behind The Story Believe it or not, Cooper and Packrat’s first adventure started as a picture book! I knew I wanted to find an interesting way to talk about loons, how they re-nest if the first nest fails, … Continue reading

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The Heron on Little Wilson Pond

Feeling my relaxing summer days coming to an end, I ditched the housework and school prep in favor of a kayak paddle.  The sun was warm, the water calm.  I paddled slowly, taking in all the sights and sounds including … Continue reading

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Our Little Shed Mystery

I was so happy to see that our new house had this cute little garden shed. We moved into our house right after Thanksgiving, so we only had time to store some of my gardening things inside, close the doors … Continue reading

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