Fresh Scat

January 7, 2008
Fresh Scat

I noticed this scat on the Appalachian Trail. After consulting my Scats and Tracks field guide, identification cannot be absolute. On one hand, the constrictions seen are associated with mountain lion and bobcat scat. The diameter of the scat is too narrow for an adult mountain lion and is more consistent with bobcat scat size.…

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2008
Happy New Year

We went on a short hike today on the Great Marsh Trail at Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge. I was hoping to see some bald eagles, but we did not see any. It was still a pretty day to start the new year.

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Another Squirrel

December 28, 2007
Another Squirrel

I downloaded another batch of photos from the infrared motion-sensor camera. There were a lot of gray squirrel pictures. Here’s one of them:

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Merry Christmas

December 23, 2007
Merry Christmas

I wish you a joyful Christmas with your family. Merry Christmas, S.P. Gass Old Dominion Wildlife

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Ice Storm Image 2

December 18, 2007
Ice Storm Image 2

This photo was taken around dusk after the ice storm.

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Ice Storm

December 18, 2007
Ice Storm

A couple of days ago an ice storm hit the area. There was about half an inch of ice on trees, causing us and thousands of others to lose power. This photo was taken the following afternoon from our driveway after some of the ice had already melted.

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Scouting Camera

December 14, 2007
Scouting Camera

Today I downloaded the first batch of pictures from my new motion sensor camera. Here’s a picture of a gray squirrel; I did not get as many good photos as I was hoping for so I’m moving the camera to a new location. Stay tuned.

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Fall Color Image 2

December 13, 2007
Fall Color Image 2

11/11/2007–After hiking along the Appalachian Trail, we headed out to Linden Vineyards. This picture shows fall color did not peak until mid-November at some elevations/locations in Virginia.

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Fall Color

December 13, 2007
Fall Color

11/11/2007–With their bright orange or red, maple trees are our favorites during fall. This picture was shot on the Appalachian Trail.

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Black Bear in Front Yard

December 12, 2007
Black Bear in Front Yard

11/02/2007–This picture was taken through the kitchen window as a black bear investigated the mulch around our dogwood tree.

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Doe with Fawn

December 12, 2007
Doe with Fawn

7/20/2007–This picture was taken from our backyard.

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Brushpile Bobcat

December 11, 2007
Brushpile Bobcat

7/14/2007–I spotted this bobcat atop a large brush pile. Photo clarity is not great due to movement.

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Yellow Lady’s Slipper

December 11, 2007
Yellow Lady’s Slipper

5/13/2007–There are a few yellow lady’s slippers in our backyard. My wife took this nice photograph.

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