When I go out in nature
to see what I can see,
it’s plain to see that nature
is looking back at me!
A pinniped played peek-a-boo
while hiding on a raft.
A chimaree was chattering
so loud, I had to laugh!
On September 20, I walked down to the beach (see my previous post with seal video), and noticed that Harzel was still sporting his summer foliage:
I headed down the path, noticing that some enterprising weeds had captured Autumn!
Once I arrived on the beach, the interaction with the seal made my day. I was surprised he didn't just dive into the water if he was bothered my presence. I choose to think he was playing :)
September 21 was also a beautiful day, and knowing that rain was forecast for the next few days, out I went! I returned to the Conservation area a few miles away which I think is my new favorite place. Here are two panoramas:
It was along the trail in these woods that the squirrel made itself known (video above).
In a past post I had taken a photo of a similar squirrel in an old growth forest. I assumed it was a red squirrel, and Adrian mentioned in his comment about the difference between the appearance of the red squirrel in the UK and here. I am now thinking that my squirrels are probably Douglas Squirrels, also known as Chimarees!
I'll show more photos of this Conservation area in my next post.