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Visiting Wildlife Waystation on Bird LA Day

Yesterday, my sister-in-law, Jeanne, and I visited the Wildlife Waystation in Little Tujunga Canyon. My brother, Glenn, has been volunteering there for the past several months. He was recently assigned to assist in the raptor section, and was helping out yesterday. As part of Bird L.A. Day, visitors were allowed into the sanctuary for a […]

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Perplexed Squirrel

I witnessed the impact of humans on our wildlife population while visiting the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens a week or two ago. It was so sad to see. I watched a poor squirrel skitter to the end of each branch on a tree that had been recently trimmed back; each branch was freshly cut. […]

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Coyote and French Fries

While traveling the lonely back roads of Southern California’s desert on my recent visit to Pahrump, Nevada, I noticed something crossing way up ahead. As I approached, I realized it was a coyote… looking rather scrawny. Having the remainder of a packet of french fries I’d bought in Baker, and feeling rather full, I decided […]

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Hopping Bluejay

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Green Valley Lake in the nearby San Bernardino mountains. I stayed at a cabin there with family this weekend and enjoyed being close to nature, and watching this delightful bluejay hopping along the porch railing. Getting his picture took an immense amount of perseverance and patience, that I must […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

Jackrabbit and his shadow, close friends on sunny days. Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend.  Photo taken at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Death Valley. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

This week, the WordPress Photo Challenge asks us for a photo interpreting Evanescent (an adjective defined as soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing). I chose a photo I took last week at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Death Valley of a very speedy jackrabbit. He was gone in […]

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Animals in Profile

(8 photos) These animals were all kind enough to pose in profile for me during my recent visit to San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido, California. ~SueBee

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Henry the Desert Tortoise

(6 photos) Weekend before last I explored the area near Modjeska Canyon and came upon a tiny nature center where I “met” Henry. Having had a tortoise when I was very young, and turtles having been my very favorite animal in those days, I was drawn to Henry. The space he called home was quite […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

(18 photos in gallery) I visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday, arriving near opening time of 9am. I was glad for that as the day quickly became far to hot for the animals to be active and for me to be walking about! It was a very enjoyable morning, though, and I […]

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It’s All Happening at the Zoo

(18 photos in gallery) I was in complete agreement with the Simon & Garfunkle song “It’s All Happening at the Zoo” yesterday, as I visited the San Diego Zoo for the first time in decades. Kat and her boyfriend, Cameron, gave me an annual pass for the Zoo and associated Wild Animal Park at Christmas. I finally […]

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Coming in for a Landing

Click through the gallery as though the photos are flip-cards and you’ll see some amazing landing on water techniques that I happened to catch at Irvine Lake this past Sunday! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Peaceful, cool, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, just a wee bit up the coast from Huntington Beach pier, brings a wonderful place for bird watching, or a bit of quiet time. SueBee (photos by SueBee) From their website, “The Bolsa Chica includes over 1400 acres of undeveloped wetlands, lowlands and lower mesa.  This area is rich with history […]

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Focusing Through a Cage…

…or, Learn Something New Each Day… or, Did He Teach That in Class? Those are a selection of titles appropriate for this article. I visited a small, local zoo recently, the Santa Ana Zoo; my first ever visit there. Kat had been earlier this year and shared some of her shots in an article titled Monkeying Around. While the zoo has a […]

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Out of Step

Today’s Foto Fix features three fuzzy, wuzzy goslings marching from the pond to the lawn at Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Photography at the San Diego Zoo

My boyfriend Cam and I visited the San Diego Zoo again recently, and ended up buying an annual membership! What’s awesome about the membership, is we’re given access to both the Zoo and the Safari Park in Escondido anytime, all year round! This time around, we visited specifically to see the Koalas and Pandas that […]

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Critters in Oak Glen

I spontaneously took a drive to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa today. Having been there for the first time last fall when the trees were red and orange, I was curious what springtime would be like. Well, it was gorgeous! Green, lush, baby apples on the trees, birds and insects in abundance. As […]

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Peacock in Flight

Sunday was a busy out ‘n about day for Kat and me. From a classic car show in Fullerton, to a dim sum restaurant for lunch, followed by the Arboretum in Arcadia, and ending up at our favorite North Woods restaurant for their famous salads and cheesy bread, we covered the town. Today’s Foto Fix is […]

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Lion King

An excursion to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido provides the subject of today’s Foto Fix. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

I joined a regional hiking group on a Sunset Nature Walk this past Sunday, and had a really enjoyable time discovering yet another Southern California place I previously didn’t know existed, the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The group was instructed to meet first at the picnic table area where many brought cheese, crackers, sandwiches, […]

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Filleted and Ready to Eat!

I probably should have posted this for dinnertime… fish anyone?! Today’s Foto Fix, perched high atop a pole with meal firmly gripped in talon, was taken at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. Additional photos and article coming soon. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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