Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Wetland walkies were tough!

I really didn't go far, but I was ducking tree branches, and getting smacked in the face.
I started following the coyote tracks (looked like two of them), searching for deer sheds, then I realized that they wouldn't leave me an antler!



Witch's nest! (Likely caused by fungus or something!)


On the lee side of the wetland, there is still running water. I was very careful!

Back I went the next day, this time on another part of the wetland. (Mon., Feb. 8th). The same tracks: fox, 2 coyotes, squirrels. I liked the sight of the dead leaves, all flattened by rain and snow. The water is very high in the wetland. My bridge is covered in water.



This tree is amazing. Lots of pileated woodpecker holes, but still standing. They say they get the bugs for the tree!

12 comments:

Denise inVA said...

That looked like a good workout. Pretty photos :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like an easy walk there. We still have a lot of snow on the ground here. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Out To Pasture said...

Perfect tracking snow! Those tracks look very fresh. Tomorrow morning I think I'll take a hike myself. I find the early morning is the best for wild encounters. And walking, in my humble opinion, is the best exercise.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots- and you need some extra snow!

Powell River Books said...

You have great places to walk. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

NIce of you to have a feeder tree for your woodies ;>).... winter looks so pretty and interesting and sort of mysterious with all those footprints.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love that shot of the bridge! Such beauty around... YAM xx

Red said...

You have lots of good stuff to see and photograph on your walk.

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a lovely place to walk

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First....love the 'snow squalls' in the previous post.

Then, the 'nest'....is it perhaps mistletoe? I know it can be invasive and a parasite.

Great post/images.

EG CameraGirl said...

There's so much to see and photograph there!

Karen said...

I can't get over how much more snow we have than you do! (We aren't that far apart). There is at least a foot of snow up the valley here, but we do have running water in the creeks. But they are ice fishing on the lake back of us as well as the Ottawa River, brrrrrr.....