Category Archives: Photo of the Week

Observing the Forest Canopy from a Tower

I don’t like heights but I do love the view from observation towers, especially those above forests.  Getting a view of the forest canopy from a bird’s perspective is a unique way to look at the world.  Down on the … Continue reading

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Aerial Drone Photography of Lakes and Wetlands

Aerial photography really changes the way you look at the landscape.  You can see so much more through the eyes of a bird.  New patterns emerge, and unseen wonders not visible from the ground.  As a scientist I can see … Continue reading

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Snowy Wisconsin

December in Northern Wisconsin usually equals plenty of snow, but this year it has been lacking, until the last few days.  Here are a few photos from a trip I took earlier this December in the Eagle River area. Since … Continue reading

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Black Cherry Tree Bark

Several species o lichen are growing on this large, old Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) tree.  This old tree grew in my yard.  It was about 2.5 feet in diameter and 60 feet tall.  It was hollow as can be and … Continue reading

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Timothy Grass Photo

Timothy grass covered in tiny morning dew drops, near where I grew up .  Photo is back from the days of film.  One thing that I love when taking closeup photos of nature is when you get back home and … Continue reading

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Fall In Northern Wisconsin – Photo Gallery

It was a beautiful weekend for a fall camping trip in the North Woods of Wisconsin.  My father and I set up our tent beside a small lake in the Nicolet National Forest, did some hiking, and I wandered around … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming!

This week the temperature was warm and the kids were in school, so I took the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sun after a very cold February. I hope to be getting out a lot this year to … Continue reading

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One Photo Per Day

In order to improve my photography skills I decided to do one of those self-imposed one photo per day challenges.  Images are posted on my photography blog gallery.  To kick off on this first day of the new year, and … Continue reading

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Foggy Lake Morning: Photo of the Week

A peaceful and quiet, except for bird song, morning on a small Wisconsin lake in Forest County.  Getting up early often pays dividends in getting good photos and seeing wary wildlife.  On this morning I was certainly not up early, … Continue reading

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Get Down Low: Photo of the Week

Sometimes you have to get down to Nature’s level, low down, on your hands and knees to see the small beauty that lies at your feet.  Such is the case with this Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum).  The small plants usually lie … Continue reading

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