Our guide on Sunday was Steve Bailey (an ornithologist). He started out the evening with an Owl Presentation in the LaSalle Room in the Lodge at 6:00p.m. Near 7:00p.m. we lent everyone flashlights that left theirs at home. And we were off.
|A LITTLE PAST SUNSET|
We headed out toward Aurora Canyon. Didn't really go very far, we just hung out on the stairs and listened in silence (it seemed like forever) as Steve did his thing.
|BARRED OWL- PHOTO TAKEN BY TOM PETERS|
It was a beautiful evening to be out. It was a clear night with a full moon.
On the way to my car I was really hoping to see some kind of wildlife. Our resident raccoons didn't disappoint. The longer I stayed to get a better photo, the more comfortable the raccoon got with me standing there. He finally started to walk toward me, so I took the photo and got out of there.
|RACCOON ON THE PARKING LOT|
|OWL BOX NEAR WEST PARKING LOT|
In addition, we also have a few of owl boxes in hopes of attracting some owl families. Here is a photo of one near our West parking lot. Not sure if any has taken up residence yet.
I will leave you with this: Wherever you may hike or walk, just put one foot in front of the other. It's all about the experience not the destination.