TCAAP is open

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) was listed in 2005 as one of the worst places on earth by SPROL.com.  Construction on Twin Cities AAP began in August 1941, and production started in February 1942. During WW II, the plant produced more than 4 billion...

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

I have spent several hours this week, trying to get up close to a Common Yellowthroat Warbler.  Tina and I first heard him Monday and every day since, but had no luck snapping a picture. This morning, I stood in a marsh, counting mosquitoes, when he appeared and...

Backyard Birding

Our back yard birding had another surprise yesterday. A pair (or adult and kid) of Scarlet Tanagers paid us a visit for several hours while they rested and fed on the suet, oranges, seed and worms. They really are one of the most beautiful birds in North America and...

Mother's Day already

Today is May 11th, and I realized that I haven’t posted anything since April 30th. Where has the time gone and why is it moving so fast? Last weekend, Tina and I got away to Frontenac, MN for a 2 day Yoga retreat. Virginia, (our teacher) and her husband hold a...

Sunny Sunday

Finally, a sunny day with temps above 60 degrees. I got in a 36 mile bike ride with the TCBC around White Bear and Bald Eagle and my first pinch flat in months… Damm potholes. On the way home, I passed Vadnais Lake and a birder had spotted Grebes, Terns and...

Friday Birding

Friday, April 18th…. with a stack of work on my desk and rain predicted, Tina and I went birding, again… what else happens in April. Seriously, we started the day spotting a lone female Green-winged Teal in the Crepeau pond with 2 male Mallards and took...