Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A Few Words On Wednesday: National Wildlife Day

The below photos were taken last Fall at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, Michigan. It was a gorgeous day and my husband and I decided to visit, look at the colors of the trees and take a hike. I never used these photos on the blogs and since today is National Wildlife Day I decided to share them (even if there are NO CATS!) All were taken with my iPhone and for the deer I had to use my zoom on my phone. (I did enhance the brightness/color of the photos on ribbet.com) 





ABOUT HERITAGE PARK: Currently available at this 211-acre park are 4.5 miles of trails for hiking and nature study.  In the winter these trails are used for cross-country skiing.  A large picnic area is located at the north end of the park.  It includes a splash pad, group picnic shelter, youth playground, in-ground grills, two sand volleyball courts, an in-line hockey rink and six horseshoe pits.




ABOUT NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY: 
"America marks National Wildlife Day on September 4. It’s an opportunity for everyone to step back, take a deep breath and think about all that surrounds us. It inspiring to consider preservation and conservation efforts that work to improve the natural world. There remains so much to learn. As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” 

Colleen Paige created National Wildlife Day in 2006 in honor of the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin — the famed "Crocodile Hunter."


23 comments:

  1. Lovely photos from your visit to the park. We get deer and Canada Geese in our fields. The geese started coming for the winter to the marshes on the river below us about 20 years ago. Now there are several hundred of them and the majority stay year round.

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  2. Oh, what a magnificent place!! Did Athena get adopted? She is adorable.

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    1. I just clicked on her adoption page and it's gone. I just left a comment for the rescue and asked. I will let you know what I hear! Praying she was finally adopted!

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    2. LouLou thanks so much for having asked! Paws for Life got back to me and ATHENA HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!!!! I am soooooooo happy! They sent me two photos of her in her new home! I asked if I can post them on the blog and if they say yes I will put up a short post soon! xoxo

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  3. We love to see wildlife, except those awful Canadian Geese. They need to get to Canada and stay there. WE don't want them here. They are very mean, and they make such a terrible mess. We'll take the furry wildlife any day.

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    1. we are with you about the geese for sure! They are the main reason that Dakota started hating to take walks!

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  4. What a beautiful park and great photos! I especially love that last one. We are lucky to have deer going through our own yard. Currently we've had a mama deer and two young ones hanging around (we can't let Luke see them though, he gets too excited LOL). I know a lot of people don't like them, but I think the Canadian geese are so pretty.

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  5. That's a mighty fine bunch of critters!

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  6. Caren, we'll have to visit this park when next in Farmington Hills; we've probably driven right past it for years.

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    1. yes we should! I always go in the Fall when the colors change, it's on Farmington Rd........we should DEFINITELY do it!

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  7. Have a purrfect National Wildlife Day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥

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  8. no burd jokes today; this park looks awesome !! the last photo in this post is calendar worthy...nice snap Caren !! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. It truly is an awesome park, acres and acres! Will be going back this Fall when the leaves change for sure. It's gorgeous in all seasons! Thanks so much about the photo. They have art classes in that barn, one of these days I am going to sign up for one there!

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  9. That's a very nice park with cute inhabitants.

    Emma and Buster

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  10. Great wildlife photos! We love seeing all the animals.

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  11. Beautiful photos. We are blessed to have so much beauty around us. XO

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  12. Those are such lovely wildlife photos! Thank you for sharing, Caren and Cody!

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  13. I love those kind of parks. There some around here too...and there are lots where I used to live. IN D.C. were hubby comes from there is a large oark right in the city. Its so big you can get lost in it:)
    That place has 'classes' so you can get to know the wildlife there.

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