About Project 365

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is Year 2 of my Project365 blog. What is a Project 365? It's a photo challenge involving people from all over the world posting one photo per day throughout 2011. Some photographers choose themes, however for now my photos will be totally random. I will be shooting with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi-18-55mm, 75-300mm zoom and 100mm 2.8 macro lenses. I edit in iPhoto and Photoshop Elements 9. Not all photos are "perfect"; the purpose is to make photography an everyday event.

I am not a professional. Photography has always been a diversion of mine. I am a primary grade teacher and passionate tech. enthusiast. I consider myself an experienced amateur with LOTS to learn!

You will find links to other photographers in the sidebar- do check them out! I have also joined the Flickr EdTech 365/2011 Group, and you can click this link to view the entire pool. I will be posting my photos to their group pool, as well as here on my photo blog. I welcome your constructive criticism!


1. Photos are to be taken in 2011.
2. Post your own work only.
3. Images may be edited or unedited- your choice.
4. Keep your images, text, and comments appropriate for all ages.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 83- Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

I'd been seeing bark strips on the ground around some of our cedar trees for a few months now, but didn't really think much of it until today. I was a bit surprised to see these giant gashes in the bark that continued quite a ways up. More strips lay at the base. Not totally sure, but I'm thinking porcupines. Anyone?


  1. Okay, being someone who lives in a country without porcupines, and I think the only one I have ever seen was on a kids cartoon, I thought they were ground dwellers with quills that you make pens out of ? Are you telling me these beasts can climb trees? Intriguing :)

  2. Raccoons maybe? Maybe you need to set up a night web cam to catch them in action! ;)

  3. Not sure what creature did this but they have pretty good claws. Nice perspective.

  4. I've never seen anything like this before. Strange!