Three Kings

I managed to get out and enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Courtenay Airpark photographing a variety of birds along the way. I have to admit that I’m never really satisfied with my bird photography, but I think that it may have something to do with the poor quality of glass in my secondhand (now I know why the photographer …

Something’s Brewing at the Courtenay Airpark

While there is a great little cafe at the Courtenay Airpark, the coffee didn’t attract my attention on this cold wintery day. I bundled up the kids and loaded them into the double stroller and headed out to the walking trail that loops around the Courtenay Airpark Lagoon. As winter progresses, the lagoon (a former sewage pond) is an excellent …

Yellow Bears on the Move

Yellow Bear (Spilosoma virginica) caterpillars are active in the fall. It’s that time of year again. A sure sign of fall is the appearance of woolly bear caterpillars. I was taking a walk around the Courtenay Airpark Lagoon and came across a Yellow Bear crossing the path. The Yellow Bear is the caterpillar of the Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica). …