Monday, July 29, 2013

Kettle Lakes (Air Force Academy)

Inaugural Monday Birding trip (Mel Goff) Aiken Audubon Society.  Best bird was Marsh Wren.  Favorite was Blue-grey Gnatcatcher mom feeding young.

Lots of skydivers today

Lots of herons too

Dragonfly was hovering a bit

Butter and Eggs

Double Crested Cormorant

Waning Quarter Moon

Pikes Peak

Glider Plane pulled by lead plane


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crags 7/25/13

Cool morning that threatened rain but didn't produce.  Lots of wildflowers and good views as always on this hike.

Alpine Mertensia

American Monk's Hood


Elephant flower


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mueller State Park 7/18/13

We arrived around the time a naturalist was giving a guided hike so we went with her, but she really didn't do any 'naturalist' stuff - she just navigated.  So we probably would've been better off on our own, but that's okay.  Afterward, we went to a trail at the end of all the campgrounds to find the cabin.  Nice temperature - not a hot day.

Rock Pond

Unknown (leucistic?) raptor

Wild Strawberry



Geer Pond

Daisy of some sort


Elk sign

Pikes Peak


Cahill Bootlegger Cabin