The beaver pond near Birch Crest was frozen over, and so Samantha got one of her wishes fulfilled. She wanted to walk on the frozen water while we were in Canada...
Monday, January 1, 2007
Our trip to Canada started out well, with the kids in a jubilant mood.
Samantha soon entered her catatonic state however, and stayed there for most of the drive.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Samantha and I recently volunteered along with some friends of ours to help band Saw-whet owls in the Yellowwood State Forest near Bloomington. Not much is known about the population or migratory patterns of these owls, and the banding operation is an attempt to learn more.
Susan and I later went again. Susan got to hold the owls as the banding leader extracted them from the nets. It was a very educational and fun experience for all of us!