A Sunny June Morning Strolling Around Mill Grove

Nature makes me happy, as does seeing my owl and blue jay friends at the John J. Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon, Pennsylvania. Dad dropped me off at 10 this morning and I spent an hour and a half wandering the premises. I couldn’t get over how much was added since my last visit in October 2017!

Eventually, I strolled over to the Owl Enclosure and was greeted by a very vocal Odin! I know it might sound weird, but I love chatting with Odin. There is something soothing about chatting with animals; I just love hearing them. Odin even posed for many photos, it was just so much fun spending time with both Luna and Odin.

When I walked over to see Conrad, the blue jay, I was surprised to see the chickens weren’t there. They had a Barbary dove in their place and she was gorgeous. Unfortunately, she wasn’t in a location that I could take many photos. I took photos of the new red tail hawk and played around with Conrad. He had me running back and forth, he is so cheeky.


I had a lovely morning at Mill Grove and can’t wait to go again this summer and fall.

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2 thoughts on “A Sunny June Morning Strolling Around Mill Grove”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    This is at least the third year that I have gone along with you to John J. Audubon Center at Mill Grove. I wish I lived close enough to see it in person because I love wildlife. I well remember your owl friend Odin. It was nice to see a good picture of Conrad the blue jay. I once rescued an abandoned baby blue jay from my back yard and drove it to a shelter. A couple of years ago Mrs. Shady and I visited a native bird sanctuary 40 miles south of us. We enjoyed walking through and snapping pictures the way you did. We saw ill and injured eagles, pelicans, terns and many other species housed and treated at the facility. It does the heart good to see humans caring for incapacitated animals and providing them a safe haven from the elements and from people and other animals that could do them harm.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, dear friend JM!


    1. I’m truly thinking of hiring my friend to take photos again. I want author photos and I think Mill Grove would be the perfect spot.

      I’ve thought about volunteering and working with Odin and crew. I might look into it. 🙂 I agree! I am so thankful for the Audubon Society and all the societies that help animals.


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