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Entries from April 28th, 2010

Caught in Storm at Ellington Agricultural Center

April 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · bird identification, ellington agricultural center, flowers, storm

The following occurred on Tuesday, April 27, 2010… I checked the radar for the Ellington Agricultural Center area around 1pm and noticed a significant break in the clouds, so I decided to squeeze in a hike — despite noticing some possible storms on the back end of the rain-free zone. In planning my hikes, I’ve […]

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Post-Storm Sunday Hike at Radnor Lake with Steve

April 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Radnor Lake

This hike took place on Sunday, April 25, 2010… Steve D. invited me on a Radnor Lake hike on Sunday afternoon, one day after the largest storms Nashville has seen yet this year. We took a chance that there would be parking spaces available in the East lot, and we scored a spot. Starting from […]

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Great Bird Sightings at Ellington Agricultural Center

April 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Great Bird Sightings at Ellington Agricultural Center · bird identification, blue heron, ducks, ellington agricultural center

NOTE: The following bird / waterfowl sightings took place on Friday, April 23, 2010… I hiked the Roger’s Walk trail (and then some) today, as has become a very enjoyable new habit of mine. Just when I think I’ve seen all there is to see on this short Nashville hike, nature presents fresh surprises. I […]

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Wild Rooster at Ellington Agricultural Center

April 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments · bird identification, ellington agricultural center, rooster

NOTE: The ‘wild’ rooster was sighted on April 12, 2010… One might assume that, after hiking the relatively short but sweet 1.6-mile Roger’s Walk trail a few times (at Nashville’s Ellington Agricultural Center), one has seen about all there is to see in terms of wildlife. Not so; I continue to be consistently surprised with […]

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Northern Water Snake at Ellington Agricultural Center

April 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · ellington agricultural center, Reptiles, snakes

Today I finally photographed my first snake of the year (‘bout time!): a juvenile Northern Water Snake swimming in Seven Mile Creek at Ellington Agricultural Center. I have been surveying this area of Seven Mile Creek every time I hike at Ellington, thinking that, with all the flat rock shelves in the sun, I was […]

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Hiking at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville

April 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · ellington agricultural center

As I mentioned in another post, I have only recently begun taking advantage of a nice little hike within walking distance of where I am now living: Roger’s Walk at Ellington Agricultural Center, in the Crieve Hall area of south Nashville, Tennessee. These hiking trails are a jewel of a find for me, given the […]

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Radnor Lake Photographs: Tue., April 14, 2010

April 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · canada goose, ducks, flowers, lizard, Radnor Lake, red-tailed hawk nest, skink, squirrel, turtles

Mike E. invited me for a hike at Radnor Lake today (Tuesday, April 14, 2010). It was sunny and 84 degrees F as we hiked. It almost seems as though we skipped spring this year and jumped right into summer temperatures. However, it must be a banner spring for plants, as I cannot recall such […]

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Phases of the Moon: Diagram

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Phases of the Moon: Diagram · astronomy, Radnor Lake

Have you ever wondered exactly what causes the various stages or phases of the moon and its ‘light’? (I enclose light in quotes since, of course, the moon never gives off its own light, but only reflects it.) I recently found a diagram which does a great job in explaining the phases of the moon.

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Photos – Dusk Hike with Steve: Apr 11, 2010

April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Photos – Dusk Hike with Steve: Apr 11, 2010 · beaver, flowers, Radnor Lake, squirrel, sunset

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Male Turkey on Display at Radnor Lake

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Male Turkey on Display at Radnor Lake · Radnor Lake, turkey

These events occurred on March 27, 2010… For some reason, I have not had many turkey sightings while hiking at Radnor Lake in Nashville, Tennessee. From what I hear, it seems others have a lot more luck spotting these big birds at Radnor Lake than I’ve had. Even though my turkey sightings at Radnor have […]

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