This large buck at Cahokia Mounds was busy rubbing his antlers to shed the velvet.
This year most of my photography friends and I have been on a quest for sunflowers. Many of the early plantings were washed away with all the spring rains that we had. But I’ve managed to find a few patches here and there on the Illinois side of the river from St. Louis. This beauty is from a fairly large field just east of Alhambra.
Posted in Illinois, Photography, Thoughts Tagged Canon, EOS6D, farming, field, flower, Illinois, midwest, nature, rural, sunflower, sunflowers
While I was at the Watershed Nature Center this morning I was watching some birds at a feeder. As I turned around this is what I saw. Thankfully the standoff ended peacefully.
Footprints in the sand along the Mississippi River.
Posted in Birds, Missouri, Nature, Photography Tagged bird, birds, Columbia Bottoms, footprints, midwest, Mississippi River, Missouri, nature, outdoors, outside, photography, sand
First sunrise on a new year. Who knows what is coming…
The lifeline of man coexisting with nature.
Posted in Missouri, Photography, Thoughts Tagged 2016, Canon, midwest, Mississippi River, Missouri, nature, November, powerlines, Riverlands
Another bird to add to my Ebird list. These Wilson’s Snipes are hanging around near the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton MO.
Posted in Birds, Missouri, Photography Tagged 2016, bird, birds, Canon, EOS7D, midwest, Mississippi River, Missouri, nature, November, outdoors, Riverlands, wildlife