Well, hello. Long time, no see. I’m getting back into my monthly columns after an extended break. Here’s a short piece about baby snapping turtles:
Be on the lookout for turtles crossing streets – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
link as text: https://www.eplocalnews.org/2022/10/02/be-on-the-lookout-for-turtles-crossing-streets/
‘Til next time, thanks for reading!
Link to this months’ column:
Spring is just around the corner – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
March and April have been difficult, dreary months for me. I don’t think we’ve had more than two sunny good-weather days in a row. I’m glad for the rain (we need it), but I am so looking forward to when everything turns green and flowers bloom!
Soon, soon the MN Landscape Arboretum will be filled with tulips.
Wild turkeys roam the city – Eden Prairie Local News
One of my favorite birds: the wild turkey. Gobble gobble!!
Twelve wild turkeys pecking at the ground captured via ipad by Alex as I drove past.
Kids’ delight in winter visitor – Eden Prairie Local News
In this piece, the kids are 4 and 2. Now they are 18 and 16. My goodness.
Here’s another picture of the winter visitor:
A little blurry but that’s an opossum. We were careful not to startle him so he wouldn’t “play dead” on our deck.
Running on New Year’s Day is a chilly tradition – Eden Prairie Local News
12th year of a beloved and super cool tradition.
Here’s a picture from Jan 1, 2019. Teaching my kiddos fortitude and the miracle of layers and body heat. We followed up our 1-mile walk with lots of hot chocolate and apple cider, so I hope they forgive me some day. Especially Mr. Scarf Head.
C-c-c-c-cold! January 1, 2019. New Year’s Day Run/Walk/Shuffle around Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie, MN.
Red squirrel feasts on wintery snack – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
I just love these small, scrappy, red-haired, feisty creatures. Remind you of anyone?
Looking for a snack
Cattails shake loose childhood memories – Eden Prairie Local News (eplocalnews.org)
Have you seen cattails at this time of the year? Cardinal Creek Conservation Area in Eden Prairie has so many of them!