I think I did one of these last year, or for 2010 and it was kinda neat. So I'm doing it again!
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January: Sea otter! This if my first time seeing wild sea otters. Taken at Moss Landing, CA
February: Not a lot happening, trying to get out to the wildlife refuges more. This was the Tualatin River NWR in Oregon
March: Snowy owl invasion 2012! Saw my first snowy owls at Ocean Shores, WA
April: This is the month that I leave for Montana. I had to say goodbye to a lot of my favorite zoo animals, including Nicole the Amur tiger, who I carried on 'chuffing' conversations with. Here she is making a stinky face.
May: First time on the east side of the country (Ohio is NOT the midwest >_<) And got to visit some neat zoos & the National aviary. Picture is from the National aviary and is of a crested coua.
June: Summer in the south west sucks. I could never live there. WAY too hot! But there is a variety of neat birds that spend the summer down there. First time seeing a vermillion flycatcher at the Bosque del Apache NWR (It's weird not seeing cranes there)
July: This is when my back decide that is hated me and it happened on a trip to Yellowstone of all times... I did discover that the weekday after the 4th is an amazing time to visit. There's hardly anybody there. Pictured is a friendly Uinta ground squirrel.
August: Another set of goodbyes. I was lucky enough to be in Portland when the zoo decided that it was going to let its wolves move on early (Still pissed about that) So this was my last chance to see Kenai, Cheyenne and Yazhi. I think Yazhi was my favorite out of the three. She'd often come up and sniff at me when I got to the viewing railing.
September: School starts off with a bang as I'm on my first field trip. Learning about field methods for trapping mammals to study. In one of the traps I set I caught a chipmunk!
October: Visit to the World Center for Birds of Prey. It's been over a year since I've been there and it was nice to be back. They have a new stage set up where expert falconers fly a few birds.
November: Late birthday present included a trip to the Tracy Aviary. During the off season the aviary has close up encounters with a few birds and I got to see their adorable red crested turaco
December: Back to the southwest where the weather is much better in the winter time....except now it's really COLD! And of course, more cranes! The Bosque del Apache has never disappointed with the number of cranes that over winter there.
I don't think I'll do one for 2013, unless I give up on the 365 day challenge thing.