Big Woods - Feathered Friends Scarlet Tanager
In spring and summer, adult males are an unmistakable, brilliant red with black wings and tails. Females and fall immatures are olive-yellow with darker olive wings and tails. After breeding, adult males molt to female-like plumage, but with black wings and tail.
A lucky capture at Big Woods SP, Nerstrand, MN
Big Woods 5/7/2006
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is spectacular for wildflower viewing in the spring. Feast your eyes on sharp-lobed hepatica and the dwarf trout lily which blooms in April, and the dwarf trout lily, which is a federally-listed endangered wildflower.
Banning SP - Fall 2006 Panasonic FZ20
Treat yourself to a visit to Banning State Park, just minutes off I-35 near Sandstone. In the spring, watch daring canoeists and kayakers shoot the turbulent rapids at Blueberry Slide, Mother's Delight, Dragon's Tooth and Hell's Gate. In the summer, hike along the Kettle River amid dramatic sandstone rock formations with lush lichens, liverworts and mosses. Visit Wolf Creek Falls, the Log Creek Arches and Robinson's Ice Cave.
This park deserves two pics.
Deep Portage Reserve near Hackensack, MN
The stairs get steeper as well
Is that Tom? 2013
Grand Portage State Park
Torrents of wild water plummet 120 feet over the High Falls down to the Pigeon River in this park on the U.S. - Canadian border. The falls, the highest in the state, presented a serious obstacle to river travel, so a "carrying place," or portage, was necessary. American Indians created the ancient nine-mile trail from Lake Superior to bypass the falls. This trail became known as "The Grand Portage." Today, visitors of all abilities can take a one-half mile trail and boardwalk to the falls overlook area. The park is designed for day use only and contains mixed hardwood-conifer forests and hiking trails along the banks of the Pigeon River. The spectacular scenery sets the stage for recreational opportunities that include hiking, photography, and picnicking. The park lies within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation and is bordered by Canada on the north and east. Lake Superior is about one mile east of the park.
Fall adds some extra beauty to this spot. The park is 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St.Paul on the southern edge of Taylors Falls, along the St Croix River. The park entrance is located on U.S. Highway 8. An afternoon drive here is sure to bring you a little joy and relaxation.
Where the Mississippi begins
Not really a falls - just a rivlet
Judge C Magney SP
Brule River - Devil's Kettle
Split Rock Lighthouse SP
When the lake is low enough you can walk to this island to view Split Rock. Its always worth a stop when traveling Hwy 61 north of Duluth. We do it almost every year at least once. 2007
Temperance River SP @ Cross River
Lamb's Resort - Father Baraga's Cross
There used to be a trailer house for rent at this site - great views & super location
Tettegouche High Falls - June, 2006
from the bluff is awesome in Whitewater SP -1970s
In Flight at Wild River SP
Canadian Geese going north at Wild River SP - probably my best 'catch' of the day.
Fall in Maplewood
Why this is my favorite time of year in my backyard
captured in Maplewood Hts
From the Backyard
Como Park, St Paul
I think they were expecting handouts
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux