Deep in the Heart

Deep in the heart of the Shannon County jungle, our Intrepid Explorer is on the prowl. […]

I hate birds!

Ok, I really love birds. They just frustrate the heck out of me when I’m trying to photograph them. But today, today I actually got close enough to a bird to get a darned near full-frame shot. […]

It's Memorial Day and that means...

the Showy Lady’s-Slippers (Cypripedium reginae) are blooming: […]

Daytrip to Mingo

Last Sunday (May 17,) I made the hour long drive over to Mingo National Wildlife Refuge near Puxico. I always enter the refuge via the Job Corps entrance and then turn left and go to the spillway. The road is normally closed at this point, so after backtracking to the Bluff Road, I follow it past the Board Walk and Visitor Center and exit through the Red Mill Drive area. But this time, a seasonal “driving tour” was open and I entered it from the Spillway area. […]

A New Dragon!

I’m working on a rather long post from a day trip last weekend, but in the meantime, I have a nice brief one for today. On my daily walk around the pond, I found this little beauty sitting on the ground: