February continued the cooler than normal temperatures; precipitation was sufficient but not as heavy as the last few months.
I continued to spend much of my outdoor time photographing birds. On my bird website, I posted
images of the Pine Warbler, Tufted Titmouse, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nutchhatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Hooded Merganser.
I made some of the images on a visit to Greenwood State Park.
Win's birthday, February 11th, was a nice mild day. Snow began falling the next afternoon. On the morning of February 13th, we
looked upon a beautiful panorama of snow covered landscape (right). The snow was very dry. This was Wolf's first experience with a substantive snowfall.
We all had a wondertime in the snow (below). I was able to make a beautiful image of a
Mourning Dove sitting on a snow covered limb.
The snow began melting in the afternoon and most was gone by the next day.
Ocoee Springs, February 13th, 2010
Wolf and Cicie take a hike
During February I spent considerable time working with the Education Committee of the South Carolina State Park Service's
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) intiative to develop a mockup website. On February 27th, the mockup was
presented at the ATBI's Annual Partners Meeting. We hope to have the website online soon. When operational, the website can
be found at www.scparksatbi.com.
The ATBI is planned as a long term project to gather data about the flora and fauna found at state parks. This information
will enable the State Park Service to make better management decisions. Professional scientists and knowledgeable amateurs are being
sought to assist in the project. Questions/comments pertaining to SCSPS's ATBI may be directed to