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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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Short Hike at Radnor Lake

March 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · deer, Radnor Lake

Sunday, March 08, 2009 After checking the radar for possible storms, I remembered we have an extra hour before dark now – excellent! Plenty of time for a short hike at Radnor Lake. It was 71 degrees out; cloudy and windy too, with gusts up to 17mph, according to the weather site. I parked the […]

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Late Dusk Hike at Radnor Lake: Swamp Seating

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Late Dusk Hike at Radnor Lake: Swamp Seating · deer, Radnor Lake

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 I very nearly blew off today’s hike at Radnor Lake. My early afternoon was a little rough; I really felt like withdrawing from the world and getting lost in a book. I started to read a bit, and the next thing I knew it was around 4:15pm and I was waking […]

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Deer Hits Friend’s Bicycle, Runs Away Without Leaving Contact Information

February 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · biking, deer, Radnor Lake

posted by Al W. You may find this humorous. On the morning of January 28, 2008, while riding my bicycle to work as usual, I hit a deer. The deer suffered no injuries as far as I know, but I wasn’t really paying much attention to whether or not the deer was hurt, considering the […]

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Deer Count Skeptic Eats Foot – Thanks, Gail!

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Deer Count Skeptic Eats Foot – Thanks, Gail! · deer, meeting hikers, Radnor Lake

OK, OK. I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Man, I owe a certain Brentwood dentist an apology! But I’ll get to that later. Today I met Gail, another deer-counting nature lover, up on the South Cove ridge this afternoon at Radnor Lake. Gail was sitting on a bench (the one closest to what I call the […]

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First Radnor Lake Hike of 2008!

January 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on First Radnor Lake Hike of 2008! · deer, photography, Radnor Lake

A few days ago, I’d not have believed how mild it would be today. Very nice! I arrived at Radnor Lake a little early (1:10ish), so I walked up the road and took the spillway loop to pass the time and get a few virgin Radnor pics with my brand new digital camera, the Olympus […]

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Ten Minute Hike, Amazing Sights

November 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Ten Minute Hike, Amazing Sights · common snapping turtle, deer, Radnor Lake

Today, Adrian and I were between jobs for a Nashville landscaping company, and we happened to be near Radnor Lake.  Adrian has heard me talk about hiking at Radnor Lake, but having been in Nashville for only a few weeks, he has not had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful state natural area.  Until today, […]

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Sunday Radnor Lake Hike

September 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sunday Radnor Lake Hike · deer, Radnor Lake

It sure was nice to get back on the trails with Kelly on such a beautiful day. This is the first time in a couple of weeks that Kelly and I have been able to meet at Radnor Lake for a hike. I miss the more frequent walks. Kelly came bearing gifts: he scored a […]

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Radnor Lake on Sep 18

September 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments · deer, Radnor Lake

I initiated today’s hike at 6pm or so, which is about the latest one can safely set out in time to complete the whole 4.5 mile loop without worrying about gate closure (about 30 minutes after sunset). Cutting it close, I decided to do a south-side hike and stick to the South Cove loop. The […]

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Slippery When Wet: A Rainy Radnor Lake Hike

September 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Slippery When Wet: A Rainy Radnor Lake Hike · deer, great blue herons, owls, Radnor Lake

This particular hike was long overdue. I have blown off my favorite pastime of late, having proffered the excuse that my part-time landscape maintenance work made up for it. It didn’t. I watched the radar closely throughout the day, thrilled by the rain and hoping for a break in the precipitation near dusk. Weather.com‘s interactive […]

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