Monday, December 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2018: 2018 - A Year in the Life of AHHP

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:

Kevin Kane

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

Tana Tesdall
Kelly Poole
Steve Dinsmore
Dan Haug

Dec 30, 2018: December 2018 Photo Collage

December 2018 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Tana Tesdall, and Paul Domoto.

Dec 29, 2018: Calm Before the Rain

South shore of the south lake right before the rain let loose hard and chased the fog and the warm weather walkers from the trail. (Kevin Kane, 12/27/18)

Dec 28, 2018: Barred Owl

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

Dec 27, 2018: New Park Interpretive Signage

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)

Dec 26, 2018: All is Calm

A NW view towards the bridge on a foggy Christmas morning.  Note the lack of snow.
(Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/25/18)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dec 25, 2018: Ross's Goose

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)