Tuesday, 4 February 2020

World Wetlands Day!

Yep. It was. In winter. When it is dark, and cold and monochromatic.

First, through the forest to the wetland. The pileated woodpecker has been busy. I saw him again. He's been in this part of the forest a lot. I love the trees. If I had a more artistic eye, I could create a beautiful photo. With the cataracts, I haven't a chance.



This (below) requires some sleuthing.



Staring out the kitchen window at them, I recalled my post from Feb., 2015: they were sleeping in a huddle.


Below is the wetland, in the background, the highway.



Fungus!



I went snowshoeing, finally, in honour of World Wetland Day on Sunday. It's quite frozen over.

World wetland Day from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I'm going to have to take down this dead tree trunk. It rather defeats the purpose of the critter baffle, keeping the predators out of the wood duck box! I have a couple of months to remember to take my axe and reciprocal saw down there. I wonder when I will remember to take it down?!



Home sweet home



I looked down and wondered what it was. It sort of looked icky. I know the bears are asleep.



My lost mitten!

14 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I have cataracts developing. I really ope that one eye lags behind the other. Otherwise, it will be very hard to do what I do.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You have a snowy yard there, glad you found your lost mitten. Love the turkey huddle photo. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

RedPat said...

I like the way the turkeys all huddle together!

carol l mckenna said...

Glad you found your mitten ~ ^_^ ~ Great photos of the wintry woods ~ favorite is the one of the turkey vultures huddling ~ ^_^

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ah, I have an important post on Thursday, related to WWD... all that snow makes everything look so quiet and peaceful. YAM xx

Tom said...

...wetlands are a misunderstood and necessary part of the natural world. From way too long we drained the swamps and now we have a President that is hell bent on draining.

Nancy J said...

A huddle of turkeys, that could well be a new phrase for them. Your home, so much snow, here too much heat and way further south, bucketfuls of rain, flooding and evacuations galore.

Christine said...

Thanks for helping raise awareness of our wetlands. And the turkey huddle was interesting.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the wetlands. And I think winter scenery has its own beauty! I would LOVE seeing a p. Woodpecker in real time!

Red said...

You have a nice sized property that allows a few critters to wander throw.

E. said...

oh no .. hope u have another pair of mittens. i love it when folks say that ... i am use to gloves. do u ever see vultures? lately we keep seeing so many ... i wonder why? i mean i know the dead animals. but i am curious? we notice a lot of increased birds. my hubby sees a lot of dead red foxes and falcons? he was curious as to why? i do wonder as well. have a nice week, my friends. thanks for the love. u take care. ( ;

Angie said...

Jenn - your cataracts are not dimming your sense of humor! I was so glad to go on your walk with you. And you found your mitten - a joy to be sure! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you found your lost mitten!
I do like the way the turkeys all huddle together!

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

The vultures are quite a sight.