Monday, September 18, 2017

Northern Wisconsin

British Soldiers - Lichens

Traveling north, we stopped for a couple nights and stayed at Ida's sister's yard near Westfield.  Ty did some yard work for her and walked the surrounding woods for interesting photo opportunities.
Red Oak Gall

Pine River - Misty morning

Black-throated Blue Warbler

We stayed three days in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes to explore the roads looking for boreal birds and migrating warblers.

Cedar Waxwing

Spider Web- dew at Dawn

White Admiral Butterfly

Scarlet & Green Leafhopper

Vermilion Hygrophorus

Spindle Corral

Orange Fairy Cup

Chocolate Lezites


We stopped at Copper Falls State Park and walked the trails to the falls in the drizzly rain.


We then drove north to the Brule River and stopped at the Stone Bridge Canoe Landing.
Fly Agarie - Amanitas

That night we spent at Pattison State Park and in the morning walked to the Manitou Falls in the rain.
White Rattlesnake Root


Blue-headed Vireo

Chipping Sparrow

We then drove into Superior and the Northland RV Park where we would spend the next 17 nights.  We are birding each day on Wisconsin Point looking for Arctic birds coming across Lake Superior heading to wintering grounds.
Snowshoe Hare

13 Bald Eagles on the Wisconsin Point beach

Immature Bald Eagle

Parasitic Jaeger chases a Ring-billed Gull

Ghost Wolf Spider



Next blog will have the changing scenes from the lake.

Fall is in the air, and soon we will be traveling south with the birds.

Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

Monday, August 28, 2017

Northeastern Wisconsin

Queen Anne's Lace

For the last three and a half weeks we have been based in Green Bay, parking at Celebration Church.  We have been visiting with friends we weren't able to see in May and Ty has been volunteering at Church doing landscaping work. In between he comes to get the camera to photograph a flower, bug, tree frog or bird.
Thin-legged Wolf Spider

Virginia Rail

We took some side trips to the West Bay Shore and out to Lake Michigan.  Plus the usual stop at Horicon Marsh on the way north.
Pied-billed Grebe mom with two young in tow

American Bittern tries to hide

Red-tailed hawk watches Ty work the gardens

Ruby Metalhawk

American Goldfinch on Chicory 

Leopard Frog

Water Lily

Digger Bee full of pollen

Intricate Eye Pattern of Gray Tree Frog

The whole frog 

Blister Beetle - do not touch this one

Cardinal Flower

Female Am. Goldfinch on Bull Thistle

Bold Jumping Spider on RV

We had a beautiful sunset almost every night from the top of the hill at church.
Slimy Gomphidius 

Crowned Clavaria

Indian Pipe - a new look

We spent four days at Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay, this is looking across the bay to the old stone quarry.

American Redstart

Black Squirrel 

Hornet Nest

Bald-faced Hornet


Red-eyed Vireo

One more stop at Madison before we head north to Lake Superior,  fall migration and foliage should  be at it's Autumn peak.  Then we will be heading to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, south through the states to winter in Florida.

Enjoying all of God's creation along the way.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann