A reason to smile...I love elephants...#audubon #zoo
every 3rd wednesday of the month...issa free date😀😀
Female Bobolink at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware
One of our volunteers captured these wintering birds relaxing at Salton Sea State Recreation Area during a recent #volunteer
workday! Sign up for a workday near you at calparks.org/parkchampions (link in bio) and you could have a wildlife spotting of your own! #WildlifeWednesday
Great grey owls in the snow are always a winning combination. I was lucky enough to spot this guy from the my car while on a drive, lucky I had my camera on me at the time!
Yes, it's finally that time of year! Our Conservation Concerts launch this month with Take Sixx inaugurating the 10th Anniversary ConCon season, which also marks their tenth consecutive annual appearance on the Doc Thomas House Keystone Stage. Enjoy the band’s fabulous repertoire of classic and contemporary hits under the stars and Audubon oaks.
Also on the playbill: Taco Fresh Food Truck, and the donation Bird Bar featuring wines courtesy of Republic National Distributing Co.
Picnic tables available on a first-come basis.
Gates open at 7pm; music begins at 7:30pm
CASH door: $10 donation p/p, children 12 and under FREE
Parking: Limited free parking via our 55th Avenue auto gate and along 56th Avenue; metered parking on Sunset Drive; various garage and valet parking options within 1-3 blocks; Metro-rail service to South Miami Station.
Proceeds benefit capital improvements to the grounds and historic buildings.
Great blue heron hanging out above the pond.
“Lost & Found” (49 of 60)
Vancouver, BC. December, 2017.
I don’t think I have ever encountered a great blue heron without feeling the need to say, “hey look! A great blue heron!” ...that’s it. That’s all I’ve got for this post.
Visit the Audubon Photography Awards exhibit and walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s contest. The show will be up until the 29th of January. Join us for the reception this Friday, the 18th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm! At The Gallery at Main Street Landing, located at 3 Main St., Burlington, VT. @eventmainstreet @audubonvermont @artsalivevt #audubon
Birds birds birds! Most of these pretties are heading to a little shop in New Hampshire. Which one is your favorite?
Top to bottom, left to right: Anna’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, lesser goldfinch, bald eagle, red-breasted nuthatch, chestnut-backed chickadee, American robin, black phoebe, house sparrow, bateleur eagle, aplomado falcon, belted kingfisher, red tailed hawk, black-throated gray warbler, wire-tailed swallow, Steller’s jay.
#birdnerd #birdlove #birdart #featheredfriend #womanartist #portraitartist #portraitpainter #artsanity #apartmenttherapy #artlovers #ornithology #backyardbirds #audubon #artstagram
In addition to taking the win in the youth category in last year’s Audubon Photography Awards, Liron Gertsman (@liron_gertsman_photography
) also earned honorable mention in the youth category with his superb photo of this Bald Eagle’s talons.⠀
Do you love birds and photography? Click the link in our bio to enter the 2019 #AudubonPhotographyAwards
A lovely encounter captured by @mermaidmasterpieces
! Have you spotted a Snowy Owl yet this year?
This is a true #ethicalowlphoto
- if they look at you or fly away, you may be too close. Please remember to respect these visitors from the Arctic tundra. These birds are tired and stressed from their long journey. Please follow these guidelines when viewing Snowy Owls this winter: • Don’t try to creep close. Be content to view at a distance. Give Snowy Owls a space of 200 to 300 feet or more. This is not a bird you should be sneaking up on with your camera phone. Use binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them. • Try to stay as a group if there is more than one observer. Never encircle the owl. All viewers should stay on one side of the bird. • Snowy owls are powerful hunters and very capable of capturing prey – please do not try to feed them. • Don’t observe these owls for an overly long period of time. Your presence causes stress. • Spread the word about respectful birding etiquette and keeping a safe distance. You can help to ensure that these Snowy Owls have a better chance of making it home to the arctic region this spring.
The others weren’t impressed with Albert’s hot air balloon. Who needs hot air when you have wings, they said. Plus, how do you steer that thing?
This is maybe my favorite photo from Albuquerque. The Duke City is the “hot air ballooning capital of the world,” and host of the annual International Balloon Fiesta each fall. It is also home to the the International Balloon Museum, which houses “one of the world’s finest collections of hot air ballooning equipment and memorabilia.” Ballooning is so popular in Albuquerque due in part to the “Albuquerque Box,” a predictable set of wind patterns that make navigation fairly simple. (I don’t know this for a fact, but these same wind patterns might be responsible for the Albuquerque “snow hole” as well). The balloon shown here is one from Rainbow Ryders, a company which offers sunrise and sunset rides every day of the year, as well as rides for special occasions.
Sandhill Cranes | Rio Grande Nature Center State Parks, Albuquerque, NM | 12/29/2018
#your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #bb_of_ig #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #birds_adoredd #thebirdingsquad #birdsandblooms #birds_captures #nature_worldwide_birds #total_birds #audubon #birdwatching #newmexicobirds #birdsofnewmexico #abq #505 #dukecity #landofenchantment #audubonnm #nmstateparks #newmexicotrue #travelNM #thetexasbirdertravels #sandhillcrane #hotairballoon #rainbowryders #ballooning
My mom said to few that broke my heart. "He is who he is. Hes not gunna change".. I remember my 1st real life snake sighting. I was reaching up to hold Dad's muscly index finder while he was talking to the old farmer down the gravel road. He taught me to not interrupt but there was a jet black with bright yellow stripe snake slithering next to my feet coming up from the ditch on the side of the road. I couldn't interupt I tried tugging a bit but Dads calloused fingers & neighborly conversations went on w/out me & my world was then an impeneratable world of a fixation of watching this gardner snake slither through my feet. My next book was a green Audubon Society Field guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of North America. I soon memorized every name of every reptile & Amphibian in North America. And my fascination with snakes & nature never changed. 20 years ago I went to see the exotic tropical snakes in real life and in the wild. At 19 I went to the heart of big snake & snake diversity- jungle. The first day I took a two day bus ride through the Andes to get to the tropical lowlands - the head waters of the Amazon. While gazing out the windows I saw way up the road a snake! Crossing the road! I screamed to get the bus driver to emergency pull over. I ran out the door, ran down the road & leaped on a snake that was just about to disappear back into the jungle. I was so excited I lost my mind! It was a #rainbowboa
cenchria! So incredibly beautiful I had to show everyone on the bus! The bus exploded in terror. Everyone stampeded to the back of the bus clawing at the windows. One of the locals threw me a gunny sack he had that was holding a chicken. The rest of the bus ride was about as awkward as the Snakes on a Plane movie... when the bus ride was over at the end of the road I overnighted in a termite destroyed shack. That morning I went for my first walk in the jungle, the mist sifted through the palm and bromeliad leaves, the sound of the insects was piercing & the smell of wet warm decomposing leaves under my toes was my awakening that this was where I was always meant to be. I watched the boa be free again & slither away. Here I am now.