Time flies when you're having fun – and when you're a naturalist any day outdoors can be an enjoyable day, even when it's cold and raining or hot and humid. And if you're a photographer as well, any day outdoors is a chance for a good, rarely a great, photograph. So I spend at least part of each day outdoors wandering forest and field to see what I can see and occasionally doing a bit of research.
Lucky guy? Yes, and for that I feel grateful and somewhat guilty; but the ability to do that is because of decisions I made when I was 17 and 18. Decisions and/or mistakes made as teenagers frequently impact our entire lives for good or ill.
Enough philosophy and reflecting. Meanwhile, on the rim my trail camera went about it's quiet business of recording videos of the birds and mammals that followed the wildlife trail along the rim of the Allegheny Plateau during the summer and fall –