Forest buddies

What?  A forest stump googley eye renovation
What? A forest stump googley eye renovation

While visiting my Mom and Dad in Mission I went out to Steelhead to hike the Hayward Reservoir trail. Things were really quiet since they are doing seismic upgrades to the dam (good idea!); the quietness meant there were all kinds of animals out and about in the forest.

This imposing cedar stump looking down on trailgoers
This imposing cedar stump looking down on trailgoers

One of the first animals I saw was the most charismatic – an owl ripping up a rodent (who was animal #2). I think it was a snowy owl, since it was quite big. He chomped up his snack and then silently flew off to another tree.

The McMouseRib is back!
The McMouseRib is back!
Here he is looking around.  Sorry, my phone doesn't take very clear photos.
Here he is looking around. Sorry, my phone doesn’t take very clear photos.
Let me just zoom in and sharpen that image up a little, CSI-style.
Let me just zoom in and sharpen that image up a little, CSI-style.

2 thoughts on “Forest buddies”

  1. Wow! What a rad post.
    Google stumps, gorgeous forest, and awesome wildlife shots!
    Thank you for sharing.

    ps. sweet CSI style, zoom and sharpen-ington shot!

Comments are closed.