Monday, December 31, 2018
The 2018 yearly AHHP 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 306,000 pageviews on the blog (48,000 in 2018!) 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 and video contributors this year:
This Barred Owl is going to eat crow, an American Crow that is. I was surprised to see the owl clutching the crow. Mammals comprise the majority of their food, but they have been known to also take birds (up to the size of a grouse), amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/26/18)
Sunday, December 30, 2018
The Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park have donated funding for new interpretive signage for the park. In cooperation with the City of Ames, the new signs have begun to appear near key areas along the trail system. Check them out the next time you visit! (Kevin Kane, 12/27/18)
Saturday, December 29, 2018
A lone Ross's Goose (white morph) is flanked by single Cackling Geese, and surrounded by Canada Geese. The Cackling Geese, like the Ross's, have short bills as compared to the Canada's.
(Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/07/18)