Monday, March 25, 2013

Near Big Johnson and FCNC 3/25/13

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle on nest



Great Horned Owl on nest

Northern Harrier

Green-winged Teal

Pied-Billed Grebe

Coyote sunning on the shore watching Geese

Wood Duck in the woods, get it?

White-tailed Deer

Friday, March 22, 2013

Nicholas Comins

Nicholas Comins - the first 'cummings' in the united states - 
He came over in 1622 to Bennett's Plantation via the Sea Flower in Virginia on the James River.  He survived the Powhatan wars that killed 50 colonists at Bennett's Plantation and ended up in Jamestown Colony until the plantation reopened in June 1623.

Nicholas Comins (1602 - 1656)
is your 11th great grandfather

son of Nicholas Comins

son of Nicholas Cummins

son of William Cummins

son of Alexander Cummins

son of Malachi Cummins

son of Thomas Cummins

son of Thomas Cummings

son of Uriah Cummings

son of Isaiah Cummings

daughter of ira george Cummings

daughter of Nancy Ethel Cummings

daughter of frances marie andritsch

You are the daughter of kristine jo anderson - (not you?)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Aiken Canyon 3/16/13

Aiken canyon is open for hiking only on weekends and Mondays.  It is on highway 115 directly across from Turkey Creek Ranch.  There are 5-6-ish miles of trails here including an option to go up a hill for views or a long jog up to some cabin ruins and old spring.  The spring trail gets more secluded quickly and continues on beyond the park boundaries if you do a bit of climbing. Both are worth seeing.  Ecology is more southwestern than trails just a few miles further north.  Lots of scrub oak, good views down to the Spanish Peaks.

Sunday, March 10, 2013