Nature Note (Just Checking In) Summer 2018

June 24, 2018

When coneflowers begin looking less than their best, American goldfinches move in to gorge from the seed heads.

Just a note to let you know that I’ve been shooting most every day, looking for anything that moves, be it feathered or furred. This is the time of the year that I’m on the lookout for deer in velvet, fawns, goofy young birds, and other summer critters. It is also a great time to visit Missouri’s prairies. Here are a few images from the last few days, including the featured image of a goldfinch on a coneflower. I made the image this morning from our bedroom window, looking out into our garden prairie.

A young buck feeding in our tallgrass prairie.

This young buck frequently visits our tallgrass prairie where it feeds on a variety of vegetation. We usually call these young bucks, “Bucky,” but for some reason we have been calling this one “Knobby.”

Louisiana Water Thrush

I see this Louisiana water thrush every time I set up at our little pond. I never grow tired of watching this species as it bobs it rear end up and down nonstop.

The site of a future waterfall at Don Robinson State Park.

I’ve been watching this spot at Don Robinson State Park for six weeks now, waiting for a hard rain to bring a nice curtain of water over the ledge in the center of the image. Right now, it is simply a pleasant Ozark scene, but if we ever get a determined rain, it will be heavenly. I’ll keep you posted.

That’s all for now. I’ll continue to bring these slices of nature (Nature Notes) between my more significant adventures.

Thanks for looking,


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America is beautiful. I vote to keep it that way.



4 comments on “Nature Note (Just Checking In) Summer 2018”

  1. Thank you. Whether your image is from your bedroom window or ankle deep in copperheads at the crack of dawn, somewhere on a mountainside, I enjoy every post.

  2. Danny,
    I’m still taking lots of pictures, mostly bad ones but I’m hard headed and keep trying. I haven’t had a chance to go through them to pick out the better photos because unlike some people I’m still working! Great picture of the Goldfinch! Isn’t that cheating though to take it from your house! 😊

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