Monday, March 16, 2015

More Sandhill Cranes, and a 1st

With seeing the Sandhill Cranes yesterday, we thought it might be a good idea to head north to the Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife place...to go to the viewing station.
As you can see, we did see some...but they were not close enough for me to get nice photos.
And now for the total surprise of the day....
Can you see it?  Yep, a butterfly.  I totally did not expect to see one.  I could not get within 5 feet of it.  This photo is cropped.

And though I don't have photos to show them, I saw a frog hopping across the road and into the drainage ditch, and I saw a turtle!  And up there where we were, we still seen snow....and ponds were mostly frozen still.  All in all, a good day.



12 comments:

CountryMum said...

Definitely a good day for seeing wildlife. Seeing that many cranes together must have been amazing.

J Bonafilla said...

What lovely captures, Rose .The butterfly is so well camouflaged for living in the leaves. Isn't nature marvellous? Many thanks also for your url suggestions. I really appreciate you taking the time to post them. All the best, Bonny

CatTales said...

What a surprise with the butterfly!

Sandra said...

spring is alive and well. so happy for you.. it is a good sign with frogs and turtles and butterflies are out and about.

Gill - That British Woman said...

more signs spring is on the way. So you may not want to pop by my blog to see what they are experiencing on the East coast of Canada then!!! (LOTS OF SNOW!!)

We have had snow showers this morning already.

Linda Kay said...

Yay! Spring is here!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Glad to hear you made it up to J-P! We went yesterday (Monday).

Those birds are smart. They know where to stand, about 10 feet past the range of my zoom lens! Haha! It is just thrilling to be there, though, to see and hear them. I love watching them descend from the sky, their legs stretched out like paratroopers.

How amazing that you saw a butterfly! We heard 'peepers' as we were entering Danville on the way home.

Lindy

Melissa said...

Oh I love cranes! And maybe you live not that far from where I grew up too (Chesterton).

Judy said...

We've been seeing a few around here but not that many :)

Small City Scenes said...

You did hsave a good day and I am so happy. I saw a butterfly the other day too. I was trying to take some good pictures of the flowering cherry tree and this butterfly landed right on the blossom in front of me. Snap I took it's picture. I think it is like yours. A Mourning cloak. Odd name.
MB

Marie said...

Spring must be on its way!

Mary said...

Love the cranes! Really early for a butterfly!

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