Sunday, June 13, 2010

Iron Bridge

Old Iron bridge with wooden floor.
Located in Story County between 670th and 680th Streets on 180th Street. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


It's either a beaver or muskrat, we did see a beaver dam so it could be a beaver, I left it large so click on it for a better view.  Bjorkborden Marsh.

Cup Fungi

I'll identify it later ;-)

Skillet Creek Indian Mounds

I'm not sure if there were more signs that these or not.

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) Skillet Creek Indian Mounds

Common Buttercup

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)  Skillet Creek Indian Mounds

Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens) at Skillet Creek Indian Mounds near Stratford, Iowa
Well I think it is either that or it's a Stream or Smooth Violet (Viola Glabella)

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) Taken at Skillet Creek Indian Mounds.

Canada Goose

Nesting Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

I do believe that this nesting pair are Trumpeter Swans.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Crabapple Feast

These little piggies, I mean Robins, are gorging themselves on the crabapples that have hit the ground.  There were something in the range of 250-300 Robins that descended upon our neighborhood stripping all of the crabapples and hackberries from the trees.  The Robins fought with Cedar Waxwings for the crabapples.



Robins from last years invasion they show up every year at about the same time stripping the crabapples and hackberries from the trees.


Last Years Robin Invasion

Last Year's Robin Invasion

Robins in the Hackberry Tree

Tuesday, January 19, 2010