Monday, March 22, 2010

mark's trail cam

we have all been enjoying mark's trail cam! it gives us the chance to see the more elusive creatures that call our woods home. the deer are not hard to spot at dusk around here, but those bucks are very suspicious of people and keep hidden.
we have a running list of animals we have seen:
deer (does and bucks), fox, raccoon, rabbit, neighbor's dog...

mark and B hiking out to pick up the trail cam.
they are the wildest animals we have captured on film to date. :o)

mark has his eye on this buck.
he is torn between enjoying his presence in our woods,
and wanting him as a hunter's prize.

here is a little red fox.
we have seen his tracks and found his deserted den,
but he keeps himself out of sight.
i do hope he stays away from my chicken coop!

a few other nature highlights from past few months...

this winter we have enjoyed watching eagles soar over our farm.
this is the best of my attempts to photograph them.
i need a bigger lens and a tripod to get a better shot.

tracks in the snow...skunk, i think

coon tracks

everyday gift: our little woodland creatures


rainydaymichele said...

Awesome! C thinks the trail cam is very cool. Now he wants one. ;) He also loves, loves bald eagles. We've seen a few around here, but have not been able to get a picture of them.

I'm glad you are all enjoying your new place. :)

Autumn Mist said...

Excellent pictures! The eagle is amazing, obviously we don't have anything like that here, so it's lovely to see these things, better even than watching it on television I think.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love that picture of Mark and Bethany. A great dad with his attention toward his darling daughter! Really sweet!

Tonya said...

love the cam


Shonda said...

That is so cool! How blessed you are to enjoy such nature study in your own backyard!