Monday, February 14, 2011

Herd of eight white-tailed deer walking around campus.

A few days ago, a flock of blue birds (nearly 20) were seen behind the main building. This morning, a flock of mourning doves was seen.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ice fishing on Front Pond yesterday! We caught six fish, including sunfish, black crappie and a largemouth bass.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Northern cardinals are beginning their courtship calls.

Cardinals are mainly seed eaters, but will also eat insects and fruit when they are available. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak.

A clutch of 3-4 eggs is laid and 2-4 clutches can be produced each year.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A little sunshine and some warmer temperatures today. Not quite warm enough to melt the ice layer, but warm enough to lure all the gray squirrels back out. They're all over campus today, squabbling over food.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lovely, sunny day with blue skies.

Two male cardinals squabbling and chasing each other around the bird feeders.

There are only a few animal tracks in the woods - primarily squirrels. The deep snow is covered up by a thick ice layer.