Oh deer

I love photographing deer. I usually do this from the car. If I see them ahead, I slow down and coast to the side of the road so I can watch them eating and playing, hopefully, not spooking them. This one didn’t seem to mind at all, though she did say she wasn’t signing any more releases without royalties. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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More from the Wakarusa wetlands

I’m finally getting around to catching up the blog. These are from my walk last Thursday. It was a bit chilly, but a wonderful day to be out. The wind felt good and the sun coming in and out of the clouds made for some very nice light. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Snow eagle

After leaving the wetlands on Sunday, I drove out to the lake. I didn’t expect to be able to take many pictures with the snow falling and the howling wind. I was privileged to meet a bald eagle soaring low over the lake. There was something magical about seeing her/him make these turns and dives with the snow coming down.  Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Tour the Haskell Medicine Wheel

Tour the Haskell Medicine Wheel

with the folks who created it nearly 20 years ago!

Internationally known “crop artist” Stan Herd, retired Haskell art instructor Les Evans, and Dr. Dan Wildcat, author of the acclaimed Red Alert! will discuss the history behind Haskell’s unique Medicine Wheel and lead students and the public to the site.

WHAT:  MEDICINE WHEEL TOUR

WHO:  Haskell Wetlands Preservation Organization (WPO)

WHEN: 4:00 pm Thursday February 18th, 2010

WHERE:  Stidham Student Union, then walk to Haskell Medicine Wheel (located at the southern end of the HINU campus)

WHY:  To educate students and the community about this very special monument to more than five centuries of indigenous survival in the face of invasion, genocide and cultural extermination.

The tour will be followed by a dinner and book signing back at the Stidham student union. Book profits will aid WPO in their efforts to construct a “green” eco-walk from the medicine wheel across the wetlands on the north side of 31st Street. This project, undertaken jointly with KU EcoJustice students, will give Haskell dry access to the rest of their historic lands down to the Wakarusa River, while also enabling Baker Wetlands visitors to see Haskell’s Medicine Wheel and become better acquainted with the HINU campus.

For further information contact WPO President Millicent “Mille” Pepion at minipah@msn.com 480-258-2930  or

Mike Caron Executive Director, Save the Wakarusa Wetlands, Inc. at mcaron@sunflower.com 785-393-4543.

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