Tag Archive | wildlife

Grey Snow Eagle House

I recently enjoyed a visit to a uniquely Oklahoma facility just south of Perkins on Highway 177.  The Grey Snow Eagle House is an eagle rehabilitation center run by the Iowa Nation of Oklahoma.  This project  is one that all Oklahomans can be proud of and should be on the bucket list of every nature […]

The season is a changing …

We may not have a lot of fall color yet in the Oklahoma Cross Timbers, but the days are shorter and the cool fronts are beginning to visit us every 7-10 days.  The whitetails are noticing the cooler weather, too.  I generally attempt to photo deer this time of year when a cool front hits […]

Why do does have antlers?

Antlered  doe in late July at Lake Thunderbird.  Photo by L. Dillon Have you ever noticed that Oklahoma deer regulations don’t specify harvest of ‘bucks only’, but rather refer to ‘antlered deer’?  That’s because some does have antlers.  I first saw the antlered doe in the photo in 2009.  I’ve photographed her many times since.  […]

Mowing methods that protect wildlife

I’m pleased to see a good conservation article in the Norman Transcript written by Heath Herje with the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension service.  He points out that simply changing the timing and mowing pattern  of a hayfield can save wildlife from being killed.  While his article is directed at those in agriculture, the mowing patterns […]