LEJOG Virtual Challenge, Mile Marker 812: Just north of the Firth of Forth

I virtually passed through Edinburgh, a city I had the pleasure of spending a few days in back in 2003 with my pal, Robin Miles. I'd have to go back to my "old school photo" albums to find pictures to share, so I will just rely on the interwebs. To get to my virtual point … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge, Mile Marker 812: Just north of the Firth of Forth

Adventures in Birding: Prairie Chickens and Hawks in Southern Illinois…and a fw American White Pelicans

I signed up for an Illinois Audubon field trip to see Prairie Chickens at the Prairie Ridge Natural Area in Newton, Illinois. Every spring the males do a bit of a dance to attract the ladies. Normally they would have us all gather in a blind to get closer but due to Covid this wasn't … Continue reading Adventures in Birding: Prairie Chickens and Hawks in Southern Illinois…and a fw American White Pelicans

LEJOG Virtual Challenge, Mile 677: Just northeast of the Lake District

Spring is springing here in Chicago which has made it possible to commute more easily on my bike as well as take some longer walks, either while on my birding excursions or with Banita and Denali. Though the virtual trip doesn't have me going through the Lake District I thought I'd take you on a … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge, Mile 677: Just northeast of the Lake District