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Beautiful blossoms


The peonies and many other flowers are in bloom right now, and Ron Parker, of Courtland Township sent us photos of many of the beautiful blossoms in his yard. Aren’t these gorgeous? Such a great reminder to stop and smell the roses (or any other flower) each and every day!

Do you have photos of wildflowers or wildlife you’d like to send us? Please email them to news@cedarspringspost.com, and we will print them as space allows.

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Wildlife shot of the week


Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, sent us some great photos of one of their many chipmunks trying to get sunflower seeds out of one of their feeders. This cute little guy worked hard for them, and deserves all the sunflower seeds he can get!

Thanks, Ron, for sending us your photos!

Do you have a wildlife photo(s) you’d like to send us? Email them to news@cedarspringspost.com, and include your contact info and some information about the photo.

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Praying mantis gets ready for winter


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Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, sent us photos of a praying mantis doing something you may not have seen before.

“My wife first spotted the insect as it started to deposit its egg case on one of the posts on our chain-link fence,” wrote Ron. “I went out and started taking pictures as she did her work. Once she was finished she remained for some time with just one leg resting on the case as if she was waiting for it to harden. I looked this insect up on google and found that the adult usually doesn’t make it through the winter, but the young come out of the egg case in the Spring—if the case survives the winter and other insects!”

Thank you, Ron, for sending that our way!

Do you have photos of nature you’d like to share? Send them to news@cedarspringspost.com, and include your name, where you live, where the photo was taken, what’s in the photos, etc. We will print as space allows, and look forward to seeing your photos!

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Feeding more than the birds


OUT-Feeding-more2-chipmunkOUT-Feeding-more1-bunnyRon Parker, of Courtland Township, sent us some beautiful wildlife photos last week. “We have been feeding wild birds all winter, but now that Spring seems to  be here we have been receiving other visitors who are just as much fun  to watch,”  he said. Thanks, Ron, for sharing your photos with us!

We would love to see your wildlife photos! Snap a photo and send it to us with some information and your contact info. Send it to news@cedarspringspost.com.

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A tail of another color


 

Ron Parker sent us this photo of an unusual looking squirrel.

Ron Parker sent us this photo of an unusual looking squirrel.

Last summer the Post printed several photos sent in my readers that showed black squirrels with a white tail, or white markings on their tails. Recently, we received this photo from Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, that showed this black squirrel, with a reddish-brown tail.

“We get about one squirrel each year that visits our bird feeders, and today was the day,” said Ron. “Most of the time they are not note worthy but, in this case, I thought I should share this picture with you. If I didn’t know any better, I might suggest that this black squirrel’s momma had some explaining to do to her mate when this guy was born. Since we seldom see squirrels in our yard, I feel blessed to have seen such an unusually colored squirrel, and hope to see him or her again.”

When we ran the story last year about the black squirrels with a white tail, Ranger Steve Mueller explained that they were genetic mutations. But, like the deer with the white face, we still like to see unusual animals!

Thanks, Ron, for sending us your photo!

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 to the Post. Send by email to news@cedarspringspost.com, or by mail to PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

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Cedar Waxwing


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Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, sent us this beautiful photo of a Cedar Waxwing eating berries. He said he first spotted them in late March. Thanks, Ron!

We would love to see your wildlife photos! Snap a photo and send it to us with some information and your contact info. Send it to news@cedarspringspost.com.

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