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Entries from July 21st, 2009

Nature Sounds Library: Pert as a Ruttin’ Buck

July 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Nature Sounds Library: Pert as a Ruttin’ Buck · bird identification

Monday, July 20, 2009 “I feel as pert as a ruttin’ buck.” That’s one of the classic lines from Clint Eastwood’s Outlaw Josey Wales, which is playing as I type this…definitely one of my favorite westerns — not that there are many westerns I could even name. I digress. And just what does a ruttin’ […]

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Radnor Lake: Finally, Good Photos of a Young Buck

July 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · beaver dams, blue heron, bucks

Thursday, July 09, 2009 At about 6pm I parked at the nearby church and started walking. I’d planned to listen to some Thich Nhat Hanh on my iPod during the hike, but I left it at home, so it was au natural – not a bad choice, generally, unless there are too many unpleasantries on […]

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Racoons at Radnor Lake

July 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · raccoon

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Reader Question Is there anywhere in particular in Radnor you could suggest that my friend and I look for raccoons? I thought I saw their tracks in the mud under the spillway bridge, but I wasn’t sure. Answer Let me tell you, I have gotten lucky on each of my (merely […]

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Turtle, Raccoon, Deer Active After Sunday Rain

July 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Turtle, Raccoon, Deer Active After Sunday Rain · deer, raccoon, Radnor Lake, turtles

Sunday, July 05, 2009 As every avid naturalist knows, certain times and conditions provide more wildlife observation opportunities than others. For instance, dawn and dusk are definitely notable for increased wildlife activity at a place like Radnor Lake, bursting at the seams with nature’s four-legged bounty. Another such time is immediately following rain – especially […]

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Radnor Lake Dusk Hikes: When is Dark?

July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · night hiking, Radnor Lake

To everyone who has left comments on this hiking blog, thank you very much and please keep it up! This blog is not much more than a year old and I have not done much advertising, so the blog has not generated a whole lot of comments; therefore, I really do appreciate comments when they […]

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