Sweet Arrow Reserve

Congratulations to the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks Department - the addition of Sweet Arrow Reserve and improvements to the park are starting to take shape. Most impressive right now is a huge prairie full of Black-eyed Susan, Daisy, Milk Weed and other wild flowers. Attracting birds and insects galore - including the Grasshopper Sparrow.  

Grasshopper Sparrow Nikon D7000 ISO 800 600mm f/8.0 1/1600 sec.

Wildflowers Nikon D7000 ISO 320 200mm f/8.0 1/1600 sec.

Indigo Bunting Nikon D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/10 1/800 sec.

Indigo Bunting Nikon D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/10 1/800 sec.

Butterfly Nikon D7000 ISO 600mm f/10 1/800 sec.

New on the home front. While enjoying the summer breeze last night, we notice that a family of Northern Flicker had taken nest in one of our hollow trees - babies on board!

Norther Flickers Babies Feeding Nikon D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/6.3 1/125 sec.

Juvenile Northern Flicker Nikon D7000 ISO 360 600mm f/6.3 1/100 sec.