While attending the Sandhill Crane Weekend at Barren River Lake State Resort Park recently, we also enjoyed getting a good look at a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). According to park officials, they are winter residents and are often seen near the dam.
This past weekend, Harry and I thoroughly enjoyed the Sandhill Crane Weekend at Barren River Lake State Resort Park – about thirty-five miles southeast of Bowling Green, KY.
Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) spend the winter in Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. Some of them stop in Kentucky each January and February as they head north to their breeding grounds in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada, and Alaska. Park officials estimated the current population at 4,600 birds.
It’s been cold this last week – daytime highs below freezing, nighttime lows in the teens, and we’ve had a little snow. However, a few of the backyard plants seem to take the cold in stride. This Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is still quite green.
This Leather Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis) also seems to be doing fine. Continue reading “Three Tough Plants”
I often review my photos at the end of the year and I found a few from last summer that I’d like to share.
How about this Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata)? I was surprised and delighted to know we had such a striking creature in our backyard.