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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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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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Amazing Alligator Snapping Turtles

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Radnor Lake, turtles, wildlife

Monday, February 16, 2009 When I returned to the house today from a meeting and errands – most of which were a waste of time, with today being President’s Day – I flipped the boob tube onto the Discovery Channel and noted that Dirty Jobs was on. I expected the creepy show A Haunting to […]

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Alligator snapping turtle: Nashville resident?

August 22nd, 2008 · 22 Comments · Radnor Lake, turtles

I have long suspected that the alligator snapper resides at Radnor Lake, but I have no evidence to present. There was, however, some convincing hearsay from a nurse walking on Otter Creek Road with her young daughter. She confidently answered a couple of questions about a supposedly amazing, huge turtle sighting she had within the […]

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Baby Box Turtle on South Cove Trail at Radnor Lake

August 10th, 2008 · 25 Comments · Radnor Lake, turtles

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 On my way up so-called “hill1” – the climb on the South Cove Trail nearest to the west (Granny White side) parking lot, I came upon a juvenile eastern box turtle. The appearance of baby turtles is interesting in that it differs significantly from the adult in color and shape, and […]

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A Banner Day at Radnor Lake: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments · canada goose, great blue herons, Radnor Lake, turtles

All photos in this post were taken at Nashville’s Radnor Lake and edited on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 by Stephen Frasier using an Olympus Stylus 790 SW and Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks MX 2004; author’s email is stephen [at] bestWebNashville [dot] com Now that the summer heat has set in, hiking early in the morning is an […]

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Radnor Lake Turtles Active on Cold December Day

December 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Radnor Lake Turtles Active on Cold December Day · canada goose, great blue herons, turtles

Upon awakening, I found that my desire to hike on this cold day had faded. I was actually considering cancelling this afternoon’s planned hike. A couple of hours later, I was looking forward to it. A hearty thanks goes out to my shrink and his prescription pad. After reading a few pages of Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, […]

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