Eerie Lights Image 2

March 10, 2008
Eerie Lights Image 2

This image was taken later on the night of March 4th.

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Eerie Lights

March 10, 2008
Eerie Lights

The automatic Moultrie camera took some very unusual pictures on the night of March 4th.  At first I thought of snow, but looking back at the records, the weather was in the upper 40s and there was no precipitation that night.  Also, the trails appear to indicate the objects were coming up from the ground,…

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Red Fox

February 22, 2008
Red Fox

I captured my first red fox on film today during the fourth ice storm of the season. The image quality is not very good due to the fact the fox was on the move and also because the picture was taken through a kitchen window.

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Beech

February 19, 2008
Beech

On the Lands Run Gap Road hike, a young beech holds onto its leaves well into February.

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Mountain Laurel

February 19, 2008
Mountain Laurel

Last Saturday, my wife and I went for a hike in Shenandoah National Park along Lands Run Gap Road. The mountain laurel added some nice color to the winter scene.

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Nature’s Crystal Chandeliers

February 14, 2008
Nature’s Crystal Chandeliers

The third ice storm of the season was even more spectacular a day later as the sun shined down upon the ice laden trees. My wife snapped this great photo on a road winding through the glass-like trees.

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3rd Ice Storm of the Season

February 13, 2008
3rd Ice Storm of the Season

Last night, we experienced the third ice storm this winter. At Old Dominion Wildlife Headquarters, ice was mainly confined to rocks and decking. However, there was significant ice on trees just a mile north at lower elevations. In this photo, a 500 kV power line passes by ice covered trees.

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Mysterious Tracks

February 11, 2008
Mysterious Tracks

Before the last snowfall melted, I photographed these animal tracks. I did not have a tape measure with me, but laid down a glove for scale. Any thoughts on what animal may have made these tracks?

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Squirrel Damage Image 2

February 6, 2008
Squirrel Damage Image 2

Squirrels have also damaged spark plug wires.

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Squirrel Damage

February 5, 2008
Squirrel Damage

In case you think squirrels are always adorable, here’s a photo of some damage they’ve done to cedar siding.

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Deer After Ice Storm

February 2, 2008
Deer After Ice Storm

Deer stopped to look at the cameraman on the day after the ice storm. Update: Prints now available from qoop.

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Another Ice Storm Image 2

February 1, 2008
Another Ice Storm Image 2

Here’s another photo taken during today’s ice storm.

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Another Ice Storm

February 1, 2008
Another Ice Storm

There looks to be about 1/4 inch of ice is coating the trees today at Old Dominion Wildlife headquarters. Power has flickered off a couple of times, but is on for now. Tonight’s breezy weather could cause power line trouble.

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