Category Archives: Forest Park

Christmas moon and a RED FOX!

The moon is full this Christmas day. We went to Forest Park for a walk just after dawn and saw a RED FOX crossing the park road, heading back into the woods for the day. I whispered loudly to Dennis … Continue reading

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Summer in Forest Park

It has stopped raining for a couple of days and feels like summer again, in the 90s. During a walk in Forest Park this morning we saw lots of honey bees, both wild and domestic, and bumble bees, which made … Continue reading

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Full moon and turtles

Full moon, the night before the official full moon day: Last night Dennis brought home 2 three-toed box turtles, one female and one male, that someone where he works had taken off the side of the road in the country. … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Saw a big old soft shell turtle (family Trionychidae, order Testudines, http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/midland-smooth-softshell) while on a walk today (and the snout of a painted turtle in the water in front of him), and mom goose is setting up housekeeping on the … Continue reading

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Forest Park, sunset

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Forest Park, Sunday Morning

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Sunset, Forest Park

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New Year’s morning, Eagle in the park!

This is about 6:30. Driving back through the park after a 7 AM meeting we saw a mature bald eagle over Jefferson Lake! Perhaps this one will be here all winter, if it’s the same one I saw a week … Continue reading

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Dawn in Forest Park, New Year’s Eve 2014, 13 degrees

And Jack Frost on the windowpanes! I rose early as always but dawdled about the house before heading to the gym and then to pick up goodies for a small New Year’s Day gathering tomorrow. Yesterday, thinking no one would … Continue reading

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Thursday walk

On a midday walk in the park n Thursday I saw dragonflies, locusts, Monarchs, belted kingfisher chattering down the river and later sitting atop the martin house, turtles, frogs, lance-leaved sunflowers, fall asters, green heron, blue heron, and a True … Continue reading

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