Thought I’d share a few of my favorite wildlife encounters of 2012.
This is the time of year to visitSquaw Creek NWRin Northwest Missouri. I go several times each year and spend as much time as possible there in late fall and early winter. It is a major rest stop for migrating water fowl each fall and spring, and as such, hundreds of bald eagles also find […]
In Part 1 of “Birds of the Prairie”, I highlighted the Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), a wonderful bird of our midwestern prairies and marshes. Today’s Part 2 focuses on an equally impressive bird, the Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus), a new “life bird” for me. The Short-Eared Owl is no longer a year-round resident of the Missouri […]