Wetlands & Wildlife Michigan

iaustin on November 12th, 2016

Bevy of White-Tailed Deer – Michigan, Does & Fawns Odocoileus virginianus Deer Royalty – Young Bucks   Off in the Distance – Bevy of White-tailed Deer Off in the distance–a group of deer, on the northern passage of Jimme’, hidden deep within Kensington forest, I heard a soft rumbling noise. I was standing behind the trunk […]

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iaustin on June 26th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan Bullfrog Bullfrogs, Amphibians, Tadpoles Oh My! Lithobates catesbeianus   Bullfrog, Michigan Wetland Wildlife The Green Goblin of the Wetland Early one cool summer morning in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, There sat an olive green, greenish, yellow yellowish, loud, billowing, king of the wetland sitting in the midst of milkweed, giant lily pads, […]

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iaustin on June 5th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan FlyCatcher Phoebe, Kingbirds and Willows, Oh My! Sayornis Phoebe     FlyCatcher Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland The Flying Insect Flycatcher Late one humid summer afternoon in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw small olive green-ish, yellowish bird land on a dead, moss covered tree branch; under […]

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iaustin on January 4th, 2015

Great Horned Owl – Michigan Bubo virginianus     Far back off the beaten path, in one of Michigan’s Metro Parks, I spotted a Great Horned Owl departing from its well concealed nest of 4 owlets. ThirdSon and the River’s Sky Saga   ———————————————————————————— Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan National Graphic 2011-2014 Photography that is Therapy for […]

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iaustin on November 28th, 2014

Michigan Eastern Bluebird – Bird of Red, White, and Blue Sialia sialis   Framed by blue skies, and deep patriotic red, white, and blue colors; sitting colorfully looking out in serious contemplation, the Eastern Bluebird adorns the casual observer with a pleasing sight of beauty. Looking like a royal flag staked on a branch, high above the wetlands, found all across the state of […]

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iaustin on September 24th, 2014

Wood Duck – Michigan, Nature Photography Aix Sponsa   The question is answered…     Wood Ducks and Creation If Creation were racist—as all religions on Lower Earth secretly hope—the plumage of this Wood Duck would be all one solid color. Instead; there are colors of brown, beige, blue and teal, speckles of burgundy, red, […]

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iaustin on June 29th, 2014

Michigan Cedar Waxwing – Oil Dipped Wing Tips – Sitting on a Branch Bombycilla Cedrorum The most beautiful, handsome, colorful, mysterious, portrait, pose, of a Cedar Waxwing Michgan bird. Black masked eyepatch, autumn tinted bronze mantle, gradually, softly fades to grey. Master painted, oil dipped blood red, dapped on tips of secondary wings.  With brightest […]

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iaustin on March 5th, 2014

Of Ancient Days, I happened upon this being… Ancient of Days       Appearing in the forest of Jimme’ at the edge of the southern province, I happened on what I could best describe as the living ancient of days, the old one, the one who slowly… expressed itself…saying…”I am very, very old, and, […]

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iaustin on January 5th, 2014

Red Fox – Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland Foxes, Raccoon, and Minks Oh My! Vulpas, Vulpas Fluva   All Decked in Red Fox Early one cold winter morning on a Michigan Winter Wetland in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw a four-legged creature trotting across the frozen surface leaving a long trail of paw prints […]

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iaustin on September 19th, 2010

Wildlife in the Wetlands Art Prints – Michigan Michigan’s Wildlife in the Wetlands is teaming with a diversity of life in great profusion. These watercolor reproduction art prints are created as a tribute to Michigan Wetlands. Using art to transfer the ambiance of the wetlands into the home, to raise the level of awareness & appreciation […]

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