Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 1 of 365 - Farmstead and Privy

Theme - Abandoned Buildings

I’ve been neglecting my photography as of late. So to get myself back on track, I am taking up a new challenge, a picture a day for the next 365 days.

I will also be using themes, a different theme each week. For instance this coming week the theme will be abandoned buildings. Another week might be birds, while another might be even more specific, such as Wood Ducks.

Look for my postings on my Facebook pages, both my personal page and my Natures Place Images page, on Google+, on Flickr, My blog, and on my website Natures Place Images.

Also if anyone has any ideas for themes that they would like me to use please let me know in the comments.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Prairie Spiderwort

Prairie (or Western) Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis)

Genus: Tradescantia
Family: Commelinaceae (Spiderwort

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

Order: Podicipediformes     Family: Grebes (Podicipedidae)

 The Eared Grebe is the most abundant grebe in the world. They range throughout most of central and western North America. It is 30-33 cm (12-13 in) long. And both sexes incubate the eggs.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

White-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

Order: Ciconiiformes             Family: Ibises (Threskiornithidae)

Closer shot of a White-faced Ibis

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinals and Grosbeaks (Cardinalidae)

While Indigo Bunting males may appear blue, they are actually black. It is the diffraction of light as is passes through their feathers that make them appear blue.
Range from the central plains states to the east coast of the United States.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Order: Charadriiformes     Family: Plovers (Charadriidae)

This small shorebird measures 23-27 cm (9-10.5 in) in length. Even though they are shorebirds they often do not nest or live near the water. They do not build ‘traditional nests’ and in fact use no nesting materials at all. Instead they lay their eggs among gravel and stones that are similar in color and size. Both sexes incubate the eggs. When predators threaten the eggs or the young, the parent will simulate a broken wing and lead the predator away. They live and breed throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. A flock is also known as a ‘season’ of Killdeers.