Category Archives: Animal Behavior

10.28.2022 Days of the Porcupine

This little guy, not sure how to tell for sure without getting a face full of quills, was conveniently munching out on the grasses in the rotary relatively oblivious to onlookers. Another photographer friend saw him today also. Guess he … Continue reading

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09.23.2022 Frog Friday-maybe the last?

We are starting to get a few nights in the 30’s although not a frost in the immediate future.  But that might be chilly enough to trigger hibernation. This past Monday I visited one of the more reliable locations for … Continue reading

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09.19.2022 Ssssssneaky Sssssssnake Sssssss

While stacking some wood I had just split I felt eyes upon me.  When I looked up I saw Eastern Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis I’ve been bringing the camera out with me when working in the yard and it came … Continue reading

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09.02.2022 Frog Friday

Someone needs a little motivation.

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08.26.2022 Sweet Feet Frog Friday

It is probably just me but those feet are so cute.  

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08.19.2022 Frog Friday-Ah Youth

While jockeying for position between the two Frog Friday shots of August 5, I spotted this young and colorful bullfrog sitting a few feet away from the larger and more mature frog. Female bullfrog-Lithobates catesbeianus in Poor Farm Swamp on … Continue reading

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08.04.2022 Turtle Thursday

Eastern Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta, female. Females have shorter front nails.  A male’s are noticeably longer. While shooting at Moosehorn Pond this past Sunday, I had hoped to photograph a turtle.  No luck and it was getting late so I packed … Continue reading

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08.01.2022 My morning with Butorides virescens

AKA Green Heron. I decided to walk the rail trail this morning looking for frogs.  It was overcast which would be good at cutting down the glare that is sometimes unavoidable on a sunny day with a wet frog. Even … Continue reading

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07.15.2022 Frog Friday

I have no idea if this is the same little guy I shot with the iPhone two FFs ago. They change color, hence the versicolor moniker, so that’s not a hint.  At any rate, at least this one is in … Continue reading

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07.10.2022 Prey Manipulation in Great Blue Herons

Sounds pretty scientific, huh?  I’m no scientist but did read a little bit about what is going on in this image. This is the same heron I posted images of from a month ago.  It caught this fish, a catfish … Continue reading

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