Whitetail Doe Shedding Winter Coat

In my photo of this Whitetail Doe, you’ll notice that she’s shedding her winter coat. The thick gray hairs fall out and are replaced by the summer’s new, reddish coat. Compared to the darker winter hair that absorbs the heat of the sun, the red hair reflects the energy of the sun. I photographed this Whitetail Doe at… Read More »

Cedar Waxwing Eating Mulberry

I photographed this Cedar Waxwing eating a mulberry in a Mulberry tree at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This refuge has several Mulberry trees and during this time of year you can see all types of birds eating the Mulberries. How I Got The Shot – Cedar Waxwing Eating Mulberry I have one spot I like… Read More »

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

I see a lot of the Eastern Tent Caterpillars while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas during the spring. The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is of some importance as a pest because it defoliates ornamental trees. Damaged trees, however, typically recover and refoliate within several weeks. How I Got The Shot I was hand holding a Fujifilm… Read More »

Propane Cannon At The Refuge

I see where the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is now using Propane Cannons in the open fields. I was told that they are trying to keep the wild Hogs out of the fields so that the crops can get established. This past weekend I was at the Refuge and I heard a cannon going off. I had a… Read More »

Ouachita National Forest Small Waterfall

With all the rain we have had here in Arkansas I have seen lots of these small waterfalls on my hikes. I came across this one in the Ouachita National Forest. Arkansas has some great waterfalls that get a lot of attention. I like these little remote ones that form after heavy rains. How I Got The Shot… Read More »