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Red-shouldered hawk: Radnor Lake, Nashville

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments · bird identification

During today’s hike, Steve D. and I were treated to a close-up viewing of a previously injured Red-shouldered hawk (a broken left wing, I believe) now being raised by the staff at Radnor Lake in Nashville, Tennessee. “Red” — Red is my nickname for the redheaded park ranger girl I see more often than any […]

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Luna moth (Actias luna) at Radnor Lake

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments · insects

As soon as Mike E. and I crossed the wooden bridge on our approach to the steep climb up Ganier Ridge at Nashville’s Radnor Lake, Mike stopped, whipped out his camera, and started taking pictures of a tree trunk. Huh? Upon closer inspection, I saw that Mike was photographing a large, uniquely shaped green moth […]

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South Cove trail finally reopens at Radnor Lake

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Radnor Lake

The eagerly anticipated reopening of Radnor Lake’s flood-ravaged South Cove hiking trail finally happened on Sunday, April 3, 2011. The South Cove hiking trail at Radnor Lake has been strictly off limits since the major flooding occurred 11 months ago during the first few days of May 2010. The scuttlebutt trickling down to me was […]

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Video – Canada Goose, Three Goslings Grooming at Radnor Lake

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · canada goose, Radnor Lake

This short video shows a Canada Goose and three (3) of her goslings engaging in a little self-grooming activity – a good example of how young animals learn by emulating a parent.

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Video – Large Gray Rat Snake at Radnor Lake

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Radnor Lake, Reptiles, snakes

This is one of three videos of a large gray rat snake photographed at Radnor Lake on June 3, 2008. This prime specimen – one of the largest rat snakes I have ever seen anywhere – was found crossing the trail at Radnor Lake somewhere between the lake and Ganier Ridge. The original post describing […]

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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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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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Gray Rat Snake: Prime specimen at Radnor Lake

June 4th, 2008 · 20 Comments · Radnor Lake, Reptiles, snakes

Events from the momentous hike on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 (NOTE: For more numerous and larger photographs of a very large gray rat snake at Radnor Lake, please see related post, Another Large Gray Rat Snake at Radnor Lake.) An excellent Gray Rat Snake photo gallery: Hiking Nature at Radnor Lake After proceeding up the […]

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Goose Builds Nest at Spillway Bridge

March 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments · canada goose, flowers, photography, Radnor Lake

Wow, the next few weeks are going to be fascinating — assuming things go swimmingly for the pair of Canada geese that built their nest on Monday (March 24) afternoon and into the evening. (Scroll down for YouTube video of the mother goose nesting.) What a location: the nest is about 15 or 20 feet […]

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