Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Michael J. Fox

Okay, not Michael J. Fox, but picnic jay fox.  :)

Since last spring, a local boy scout earned his Eagle Scout status by building very substantial picnic tables for the volunteer RV sites.  That's wonderful, except that was before the two new sites were put in just weeks ago. 

Happily, for me, the guys started building tables for the two new sites.  That's Dub, on the right, and John on the left.  Dub is a local officer in the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR group, and puts in close to forty hours a week volunteering on the refuge.  He is in charge of all the maintenance volunteers and helps everyone get settled in their sites when they arrive.  I should have a nice big table outside my rig by the middle of next week.  Wahoo!

This afternoon, we all packed up and headed to Dub's (and his wife Ruth) house for the going away potluck for volunteers Mel and Maryanne.  Dub built a house on top of one of the hills about five miles from the refuge.  What a scenic location they have, and a drop dead gorgeous house.  They have numerous bird feeders hanging in the trees surrounding the house, and a beautiful covered patio with numerous chairs for enjoying the view and the birds.

The Scrub Jay is one of the avian visitors that they have that I don't, so of course I had to get a picture.  Since I was the first one to arrive at the party, I plunked myself out on the patio to see what I could see.  It was very peaceful looking out over the surrounding hills.  I hadn't gotten my camera out yet, when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.  It disappeared as I tried to get my camera out of the bag.

It wasn't long, though, before the crafty little fox returned, and this time I was ready for him/her.

By this time, the rest of the folks had arrived, and Peggy and Karen joined me out on the patio with their cameras.

The vixen had spotted a piece of bread in the yard and began it's move toward it.

We were privileged to see two foxes before we went inside for dinner.  I'm sure glad I brought my camera!

As usual, the food and companionship were outstanding, and we even sang Happy Birthday to Peggy.  What a great day today was.  But now....

it's time to make an exit............

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later,  Judy


  1. There is something so special about the volunteers we work with and get a chance to socialize with.

    Beautiful foxy pictures!

  2. Wow! Outstanding fox pictures! Lucky you!

  3. Unbelievable fox pictures. Oh what I would have given to be there.
    So glad you are blogging so I got to see them.