Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]

In addition to many Canada geese, Sofia and I saw a lot of mallard ducks on our walk around the Loose Park duck pond last Saturday.  I couldn’t pick between these two shots. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Duck Photo #1.  Why do female mallards always scowl at me like […]

I took these shots from farther than I would have liked.  In a snow storm.  They are not as sharp or as impressive as I would have liked, but I wanted to share them for feedback nonetheless. What do you think?  Any tips for next time?   Duck Photo #1.  A mama mallard duck waddles […]

The extreme drought this summer seems to have driven away the wildlife.  While it used to be easy to take a walk around Lake Lenexa and find ducks, it’s grown harder and harder these past few months.  Nearly all of the creeks, streams, and smaller wetland areas are bone dry.  All of the larger bodies of […]

This Sunday our suffocating, month-long heat wave broke.  Don’t get me wrong, it was still hot at noon when I walked around Lake Lenexa in the direct sunlight in 95F (34C) weather, but it still felt way better than the past several weeks with temperatures that were 10 degrees hotter.   After a ridiculously busy […]