Sunday, December 31, 2017
The 2017 yearly collage made up of all of the year's photos.
Thanks to everyone who continue to contribute to the blog! We have had more than 258,000 pageviews since we started at the very end of 2011 and many more at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAdaHaydenHeritagePark
Thanks to the following photo contributors this year:
Friday, December 29, 2017
A new record high of 108-109 Trumpeter Swans was found on the morning of the 27th. This photo shows all of them, including the 25 immatures. They started to head out to feed in small groups at 11:24. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/27/17)
Tracking Trumpeter Swans. https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/track-trumpeter .
The image above shows a closeup of Swan #1706's range over AHHP. Go to the site to check out the entire range for this and other tracked swans in the area.
Go to the main page and scroll down, click on "Swan #1706". We tagged this individual in NE Boone County at a private wetland and it is now spending a lot of time at Ada Hayden Park. --Steve Dinsmore.
Just prior to sunrise, the bluff area is illuminated by the first rays (above). Three-fourths of the south lake is covered by a thin layer of ice. Then, minutes after sunrise, the trees are "bleached" by the rays (below). (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/20/17)