Kansas City

Quick trip to Kansas City at the end of June.  My brother was visiting my mom as she prepares her new apartment.  Tim rode from Oregon to KC on a 800cc BMW and spent a week helping mom pack.  We were able to visit the new space and cool down with a pool...

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Banding American Kestrels

In June, a team from Audubon and the Raptor Center banded 5 young chicks from a American Kestrel box along the Mississippi River.  I was fortunate enough to watch from a distance at the quick procedure.

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Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Several weeks ago, I discovered Trempealeau Wisconsin.  Recommended as one of the best cycling counties in the Midwest, friend Tim and I planned a weekend of road riding.  Situated on the Mississippi River north of Lacrosse, the county boasts of a 3 car per...

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Mother’s Day

4 generations for Mother’s Day.  My mom and aunt Pam, Tina, Phaedra and Christy and finally, Izzy, Rory and Teegan.  To top off the evening, Christy’s folks and sister arrived from Indiana for a surprise visit. Taking a walk with Rory and Izzy….

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Harmon back in the nest

UPDATE: Video posted of weekend highlights - http://youtu.be/w8lPA77gVVg On Friday afternoon, the U of MN Raptor Center was called to help rescue a baby eagle that had become trapped in his nest near Hutchinson, MN.  This particular nest was under the watchful...

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Spring Babies

Came across 2 adult and 2 quite young Killdeer in our hotel parking lot.  Spent Saturday night in Guthrie, Oklahoma on the way home and these guys were running around out back.

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