Posted by Jay Senter· January 12, 20161:35 pm· Comments
Joni Bender passed along this shot her daughter Heather Phillips took in Roeland Park near 55th Street and Sherwood earlier this week: As always, if you’ve got cool wildlife photos you’d like to share with our readers, hit us up at email@example.com.
Posted by Jay Senter· December 22, 20152:34 pm· Comments
People aren’t the only ones enjoying the unseasonably mild weather this holiday season. Readers have been spotting some big ol’ birds of prey enjoying the outdoors as well. Reader Alan Lehman snapped a photo of what he believes to be a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk that was perched in his Prairie Village backyard Sunday afternoon: And […]
Posted by Jay Senter· December 9, 20152:00 pm· Comments
Mission resident Bill Nichols has again captured a striking shot of a local bird of prey, this time a hawk perched on his backyard feeder: As always, if you’ve got cool wildlife shots you’d like to share with your fellow northeast Johnson County readers, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Jay Senter· November 18, 20153:00 pm· Comments
David Mootz spent 25 years working for Roeland Park before moving on to a position with Johnson County Park and Recreation District, but he still calls the northeast Johnson County city home. And as an amateur photographer, he takes advantage of his location near Nall Park. “Nall Park is teaming with wildlife,” Mootz writes. “One […]
Posted by Jay Senter· November 10, 20152:00 pm· Comments
Dr. Carol Tucker was on her way to church Sunday morning when she happened to notice a red tailed hawk sitting on the weathervane atop the Village Shops clock tower. If you’ve ever wondered how the hawk got its name, Tucker’s well-lit shot should clear a few things up. As always, if you’ve got photos […]
Posted by Jay Senter· September 30, 201511:20 am· Comments
Reader Tena Fanning heard some pretty intense hooting outside her house near 70th Ter. and Nall Ave. earlier this week, and went outside a bit later to find this fine barred owl specimen staring back at her: And for those of you wondering what’s become of the chubmonster gorging himself on our parsley, looks like […]
Posted by Jay Senter· September 28, 20152:00 pm· Comments
The girls have had a great time watching this ravenous little fellow chomping away at the parsley plant on the back deck for the past week: He keeps getting fatter each day — and, as a result, our dinners have gone ungarnished. The horror! It’s a small price to pay to watch Mother Nature at […]
Posted by Jay Senter· August 25, 20153:00 pm· Comments
Reader Kim Goings sent in this photo of what I think is a juvenile Red Tailed Hawk posted up along the side of the road on Indian Lane in Mission Hills across from Kansas City Country Club Sunday morning. “Walkers, joggers, bikers, and cars were passing by inches away and he never flinched,” Goings writes. […]
Posted by Jay Senter· August 17, 20152:00 pm· Comments
Reader Matthew Todd and his family have enjoyed watching an unusual squirrel hanging out in their backyard near 71st Street and Granada in Prairie Village: “We don’t think it’s an albino, because its eyes have some pigment—it’s likely a leucistic squirrel—but it’s the whitest squirrel we’ve ever seen,” he writes.
Posted by Jay Senter· August 3, 20152:00 pm· Comments
It’s been a fun summer for wildlife watching, so we figured it’d be good to share a couple of the sights from our big backyard. Julia spotted this little fellow hopping around in the grass the other day and noticed an interesting coloration pattern on its chest, a hallmark of juvenile robins: And this morning […]