Category Archives: Animal Behavior

10.15.2021 Frog Friday

Frog season has definitely wound down here but some are still hopping about. This little guy was digging the sun in our lawn (another reason to not use herbicides) while I was mowing one afternoon.  Fortunately he stuck around long … Continue reading

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10.08.2021 Frog Friday

Although it’s getting late, frogs are still up and about on Poor Farm Swamp lily-pads. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fair number as I walked the rail trail this past Sunday morning and found this handsome rake shortly … Continue reading

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10.01.2021 Frog Friday

Ordinarily most of us prefer a head on shot and a look into the eyes of our subject…assuming it is a subject with eyes. It is good to see other views and I liked this look at the back of … Continue reading

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09.03.2021 Frog Friday Frog Fun

When I visited MacLeod Field on this past Sunday I had insects on the mind and as you saw had an enjoyable time chasing the Silver-bordered Fritillary. But prior to that I was chasing a small moth when I saw … Continue reading

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08.27.2021 Frog Friday…What?!! You didn’t bring flies?

Sure looks like that’s what he’s thinking. Flies for Frogs Universal said my order had shipped but apparently not in time for this little guy.  Bummer!  

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08.20.2021 You guessed it…Frog Friday

Bullfrog on a pad…sort of. These guys are always smiling although it often seems a wry smile.  I should start bringing a bag of flies with me.

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08.19.2021 Thurtlesday…I’ve got my eye on you

I was just about to leave Moosehorn Pond last Saturday when I spotted this Eastern  Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta picta enjoying some relaxing time on a log.  I spoiled it by stopping to photograph her and after a few exposures down she … Continue reading

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08.13.2021 Frog Friday-mini model

I was chasing a moth in Brickyard Meadow last Saturday when I saw something not much larger than the moth on a sensitive fern leaf a few inches away.  Although it was partially hidden under another overhanging leaf and I … Continue reading

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08.06.2021 Frog Noir Friday

Mike Powell posted a nice frog shot on FB and I am sure it will be on his blog soon.  I figured I should follow his lead and post another Frog Friday. B&W is a little different and I think … Continue reading

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07.26.2021 B.O.A.S.-Green Heron Edition

Years ago when I participated in a forum, Naturescapes.Net, the favored bird portrait would be with one on the end of a stick (thus Bird on a Stick).  This is a somewhat different example of that although not with the … Continue reading

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