Tag: Red-eared Slider

the Acrobatic Flight of “Butter-Butts”

Yesterday was sunny and clear, and Southwest Nature Preserve was the right place to take a walk. Its 52 acres are hemmed in by a major freeway and suburban development, and many visitors walk its trails and drop fishing lines into its waters. Despite… Continue Reading “the Acrobatic Flight of “Butter-Butts””

Skinks, Turtles and Birds on a Summer Morning

8/13/20 I knew that having Jim Frisinger join us would be a harbinger of good birding. Jim teaches birding at Southwest Nature Preserve and is the first one we think of when we think about birds at the preserve. And sure enough, even though… Continue Reading “Skinks, Turtles and Birds on a Summer Morning”

An Evening at the Ponds at Southwest Nature Preserve

The long, hot day was surrendering to darkness at the preserve. The trees and shrubs around the edge of the pond were black silhouettes and the sunset was fading. Shades of gold and rose would soon slip into the dusty gray-black that passes for… Continue Reading “An Evening at the Ponds at Southwest Nature Preserve”