Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dec 31, 2017: A Year in the Life of AHHP

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:

Kevin Kane

Thanks to the following photo contributors this year:
Wolf. Oesterreich
Kevin Kane
Paul Domoto

Tana Tesdall
Kelly Poole
Gregg Hadish
R.J. Gardner
Maia Hartwigsen

Dec 30, 2017: December 2017 Photo Collage

December 2017 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, and Paul Domoto.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Dec 28, 2017: New Record for Swan Sightings

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)

Dec 27, 2017: Deer Spotting

One of two deer playing near the shore of the central pond, spotted through the trees. (Kevin Kane, 12/18/17) 

Dec 26, 2017: Trumpeter Swan Tracker

Tracking Trumpeter Swans. . 
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.

Dec 25, 2017: Sunrise on the South Lake

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)