Wichita Mountains in April

April 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm (Bird photography, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography, Oklahoma, Photography, Wichita Mountains NWR, Wildflowers, Wildlife)

Mammatus clouds preceding a thunderstorm

Mammatus clouds preceding a thunderstorm

April is winding to a close and there’s been a few bouts with serious weather in the last week. The above photo wasn’t one of them, but it sure looked dramatic. The mammatus clouds preceded a thunderstorm that kept its distance to the west of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma.

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A nighthawk was flying against the darkening sky, then taking a sudden dive with his wings whirring as he tried to impress a lady somewhere on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spring in Oklahoma

April 17, 2016 at 7:41 am (Bird photography, Birds - Oklahoma, Butterflies, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography, Oklahoma, Wildlife) (, )

Henbit tints the greening grass with a lavender wash

Henbit tints the greening grass with a lavender wash

Early spring began in late February here in southwest Oklahoma. Henbit is a common “weed” but when it blooms it adds a welcome flood of color to a landscape that had been brown for months. Read the rest of this entry »

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