In the same pattern?
Do they reveal the same amounts of the same colors as they did the year before?
These were the kinds of questions I had as a kid, staring out backseat windows as trees blurred past.
Life changes and moves even faster now. I'm not sure where I'll be in a year, but I still try to slow down enough to study and learn about nature. From my childhood questions have sprung new ones:
How does one spot change over the course of a year?
How long does it takes for plants to grow, for leaves to bud?
How does the light change?
Now that I have a camera, a cause, and the help of social media, I decided it was time to do some sort of photo study to document changes in habitats over the course of the year.
I've chosen 3 spots at my local park which I will photograph each week for the year to observe the process and the beauty of change. I chose spots that contained a good variety of flora and fauna on most days. I also wanted some visibility of water to see how the levels rise and recede.
Each month, I'll do a short post recapping the previous month's photos for spots 1-3.
January, Spot 1:
|Spot 1: January 2016 Weeks 1-4|
January, Spot 2
|Spot 2: January 2016 Weeks 1-4|
January, Spot 3
|Spot 3: January 2016 Weeks 1-4|
Other January highlights:
I saw 62 species, 49 of them in Macomb County
Harris' Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Tundra Swan, Carolina Wren, and Northern Saw-whet Owl (only heard faintly in the woods).
Favorite life bird:
Even though by rarity standards it should be the Harris' or Golden-crowned Sparrow, my favorite lifer for January was the Carolina Wren. :)