Nature Gallery

Photos from our neighborhood and surrounding area.

1. Animals

A bobcat in our side yard.

Three otters swimming.

A beaver.

Turkeys in our back yard.

A young muskrat.

A coyote in the distance.

A buck running onto our driveway.

Sideview of young muskrat.

A mom and her fawns under our trees. John would cut branches for them.

A muskrat in the water.

Squirrel.

Four otters crossing the path that goes around Cameron Park Lake.

Close-ups of the four otters.

A muskrat about to swim over a turtle.

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2. Artistic

A little local artistic flair from Folsom.

This one's not so local but artistic for sure!

Artistic shot of our bush.

Blue Agave in the snow.

Front evergreens in the moonlight.

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3. Birds

A snowy egret with her early morning catch at Cameron Park Lake.

Look at me! A turkey in our back yard.

Our local black swan with his mate at Cameron Park Lake.

The pied-billed grebe with her baby chick on her back.

Cormorants on the rocks in Cameron Park Lake.

A bufflehead swimming in Cameron Park Lake.

A white tailed kite flying at Rassmussen Park.

A swan sitting in her nest on Cameron Park Lake.

Some geese and ducks at Lumsden Park, Placerville, CA.

A dove in our back yard.

Beautiful little bluebird.

A rare siting of a pelican on Cameron Park Lake.

A colorful mallard duck on Cameron Park Lake.

A western bluebird posing for us on a fence.

Warring woodpeckers.

A killdeer at the water's edge.

A mute swan coming in for a landing.

A hummingbird having breakfast.

A great egret and her catch.

A pied-billed grebe sitting on her nest at Cameron Park Lake.

Birds at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

An eagle at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

A great egret at Cameron Park Lake.

A hawk at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

A peacock at Daffodil Hill.

A few turkeys in our back yard.

A vulture peering down at his lunch.

A noisy grackle.

A mallard and his mate.

Coots swimming in Cameron Park Lake.

A duck family.

A Canadian goose with her goslings.

A green heron

Canadian geese in flight.

"Alright children, stay in line".

A mourning dove.

An acorn woodpecker temporarily sits on the ground.

A mute swan and cygnets at Rassmussen Park Pond.

A white-tailed kite high in the tree.

A lesser goldfinch foraging in our side yard.

A pretty little tree swallow taking a break from chasing down flying insects.

A black phoebe.

A pied-billed grebe.

A gallinule.

Several house finches.

A grackle painted with the light of sunset.

A pied-billed grebe with her baby.

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4. Flowers & Trees

A striking flower we found along Rassmussen Park Pond.

Endangered mules ears that grow all over our back yard.

One of many redbud trees that grow natively all over our land.

Daffodils at Daffodil Hill.

Another picture of a gorgeous flower at Rassmussen Park Pond.

Agave century plant in our back yard with a rainbow behind it.

Agave century plant in our back yard at sunset.

A mushroom that popped up in our side yard.

A couple of our beautiful roses in the front yard.

A wildflower from our yard..

A pretty purple flower on a "weed".

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5. Insects

A delicate looking dragonfly we saw at Rassmussen Park Pond.

A blue dasher we saw at Rassmussen Park Pond.

Another dragonfly we couldn't resist photographing.

A damsel fly (bluet).

A striped bee burrowing for nectar.

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6. Reptiles

A moss encrusted turtle at Cameron Park Lake.

A typical lizard we saw at Cameron Park Lake. They're everywhere!

A king snake we encountered while on our morning walk through Rassmussen Park.

A red-eared slider turtle staring back at us at Cameron Park Lake.

A turtle catching some rays at Cameron Park Lake.

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