Category Archives: Animal Behavior

06.17.2021 The day reflected in a snake’s eye

On my way to the car after the heron, some frogs, a turtle, and a plain nice day to be out, I stopped one more time to check Poor Farm Swamp Pond for what might be out there.  As I … Continue reading

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06.15.2021-2 Two-fer Tuesday

While looking for froggies for FFs to come, I saw this handsome Great Blue Heron across a pond, possibly Brickyard Pond, along the Norwottuck Rail Trail. Great Blue Heron- Ardea herodias I liked the pose but thought a little farther … Continue reading

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06.11.2021 Frog Friday-Bullfrog at the Poor Farm Mud Spa

I bet those long toes could use a pedicure as well.

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06.07.2021 An eventful Sunday morning at Moosehorn Pond

I went on another bullfrog safari yesterday.  It was a little successful but they are still a bit behind schedule due to the cool mornings we’ve been having.  I’ll share one or two on FF. Once I accepted the dearth … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Friday Night Flower Night

Here’s a little Eastern Blue-eyed Grass-Sisyrinchium atlanticum to get the weekend started. It’s “eye” is not blue, the petals are not blue but purple toned, and the plant isn’t a grass at all but a member of the iris family. … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Frog Friday

I’ve stopped by Moosehorn Pond a few times as summer approaches. It is my favorite spot for photographing bullfrogs and yesterday was the first day I found one.  Walking the entire length of the pond this was the only one … Continue reading

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05.28.2021 Frog Friday-A feeble attempt

The bullfrogs are back in healthy numbers in Poor Farm Swamp.  Most were not in a good position for photography, lounging under the shrubs and grasses that grow along the banks of the ponds but all the mating sounds were … Continue reading

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05.26.2021 Turtle Thursday Eve

While walking the rail trail this past Sunday I noticed that the local snappers-Chelydra serpentina were laying their eggs in the dirt along the asphalt path. It is always exciting to see the moms laying the next generation even though … Continue reading

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04.27.2021 Turtle Tuesday

I don’t get to photograph many species of turtles so this probably won’t be a regular thing.  But often when I say something like that more happens so we’ll see. These were also sunning last Saturday as i walked the … Continue reading

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04.25.2021 Painted Turtles on a Log

Yesterday afternoon I set out to photograph turtles.  I don’t usually shoot mid-afternoon but they like to bask in the sun and morning at this time of the year is too cool. I found them in a couple of places … Continue reading

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