Visitors 195767
26776 photos, 276 videos

Welcome to our room of galleries! Our emphasis is on documenting bird, insect and animal activity in our Shady Oaks Sanctuary, where increasing biodiversity through habitat reconciliation has been ongoing since 1996.

Peruse, enjoy and we hope you might even be inspired!

As of March 19, 2020, we dedicate our blog to our grandchildren.

May their futures be filled with the peace of wild things.


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Flora at Shady Oaks

Visitors 113
Created 9-Jun-24
Modified 9-Jun-24
Flora at Shady Oaks

Wildlife at Shady Oaks

Visitors 286
Created 9-Jun-24
Modified 9-Jun-24
Wildlife at Shady Oaks

Butterflies, Insects, Spiders and True Bugs at Shady Oaks

Visitors 146
Created 9-Jun-24
Modified 9-Jun-24
Butterflies, Insects, Spiders and True Bugs at Shady Oaks

2024 Warblers

Visitors 4
Created 9-Jun-24
Modified 9-Jun-24
2024 Warblers

2024 Birds at Shady Oaks April-June

Visitors 15
Created 8-Jun-24
Modified 8-Jun-24
2024 Birds at Shady Oaks April-June

2024 Blog photos videos

Visitors 18
Created 7-Jun-24
Modified 7-Jun-24
2024 Blog photos videos

Spring Warbler Species at Shady Oaks

Visitors 76
Created 22-May-24
Modified 22-May-24
Spring Warbler Species at Shady Oaks

2022 Warblers

Visitors 21
Created 20-May-24
Modified 20-May-24
2022 Warblers


Guestbook for Hummer Haven UnLtd.
Judy Kamper(non-registered)
How fun to see the article in the Times! Wish more people would save green space.
Miki McKee Koelsch(non-registered)
Margy, your photographs are absolutely stunning! You capture every single barb on every feather of every wing, along with the bird's very expression! I'm a fan!
Laura Payne(non-registered)
I so enjoy seeing your posts. The photos are always so wonderful! Remember my little granddaughter when she came to your house years ago and impressed you with her knowledge of backyard birds? She must have been about 5-years-old. She and her mom, who is an avid birder and has far surpassed me in her abilities, Natalie now has a camera, zoom lens and tripod and she is out photographing the birds. She is now 15-years-old and on her way to being a great birder and photographer. She especially likes to shoot the Bald Eagles that are around here. Annie and I are going back to Dauphin Island for the third time in April - we love it! Thanks for sharing your backyard!
Jan Conant(non-registered)
Great way to begin the new year learning more about birds and what you are doing to ensure their survival. Very helpful and fun looking at ways to improve shelter so beautifully illustrated! Thank you!
Now I must go and do similar things.
Just read that a study showed birds with supplemental winter feeding had better resistance to illness and death. Of course that goes for abundant natural food availability as well.
We are beginning a new Environmental School series. Mar. 18-21 zoom afternoons, forcus on Ecology, climate change, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, education.
Jan Conant(non-registered)
Another year of wonderful, educational, photos of backyard birds from you Margy! Your blog is always beautiful, and inspires me to do better for my own birds. You are a treasure and I'm sure the birds in their way think so too! Merry Christmas! And thank you for this gift.
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