Sounds like simple advice - but it's a good idea to always carry a camera . . . and to make sure:
1) your battery is charged;
2) a memory card is inserted (something that I actually forgot once or twice).
These grab shots (taken with my every-ready Canon G10) from this morning illustrate this point.
Another idea: Try to tell a story with your pictures. Here I am telling the story of how well the momma hid the baby in the foliage. Story telling with pictures is fun.
By the way, the ISO for these shots was set at 800. Sure, I have a bit of noise in the pictures, but a bit 'o noise is better than a shaky picture.