Nature Journal | January 2021

January: Photo gallery link

Beaver Willows


01-03-2021

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  • Weather- scattered showers
  • Temperature- 53 | 43
  • Precipitation- 0.96 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird, Bewick’s Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Spotted Towhee, Townsend’s Warbler, Varied Thrush
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores, and jelly

01-05-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 50 | 43
  • Precipitation- 0.54 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird, Black-capped Chickadee
  • Beaver Construction:
  • Dam building on far side of property

01-10-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 46 | 42
  • Precipitation- 0.06in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird, Bewick’s Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Lesser Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend’s Warbler, Varied Thrush
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores and jelly

01-12-2021

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  • Weather- scattered showers
  • Temperature- 61 | 46
  • Precipitation- 0.76 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • House Finch, Northern Flicker, Pine Siskin, Red-tailed Hawk
  • Mammal species:
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores and jelly

01-13-2021

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  • Weather- showers
  • Temperature- 58 | 43
  • Precipitation- 1.77 in
  • Observations-
  • High Water-
  • Kayak explore of our wetland area. Check out beaver activity. Take a look at location behind Glencoe H.S. that was treated with Rodeo- an aquatic form of glyphosate.

01-15-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 50 |44
  • Precipitation- 0.1 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron
  • Amphibian species:
  • Rough-skinned newt

01-18-2021

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  • Weather- foggy
  • Temperature- 52 | 36
  • Precipitation- 0.-1 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Tundra Swan migration
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores and jelly

01-23-2021

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  • Weather- mostly sunny
  • Temperature- 46 | 27
  • Precipitation- 0 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco,
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled and jelly

01-25-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 44 | 0
  • Precipitation- 0.36 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores and jelly

01-26-2021

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  • Weather- rain/snow mix
  • Temperature- 40 | 35
  • Precipitation- 0.1 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Bushtit, Chestnut-back Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Snow-covered landscaped:
  • Rascal’s first snow experience- chased Gray Squirrels, ran along fence as kids played with sleds in greenway.

01-29-2021

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  • Weather- cloudy
  • Temperature- 48 | 40
  • Precipitation- 0.15 in
  • Observations-
  • Bird species:
  • Feather remains after a hawk strike at one of the bird feeders. Likely a Cooper’s Hawk was the predator.

01-31-2021

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  • Weather- scattered showers
  • Temperature- 51 | 44
  • Precipitation- 0.18 in
  • Observations-
  • Fungus/Mushrooms:
  • Various gilled, polypores and jelly


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