Category Archives: Animal Behavior

8.18.18 Future Turtles of America

Here are a couple images of egg laying this past spring. Eastern Painted Turtle at Bassett Pond inside Quabbin’s Gate 33. Common Snapping Turtle inside Gate 35 under the power lines. Although I look close to them, both were made … Continue reading

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07.25.2018 Why the stern look?

I don’t know whether frogs and toads can shape a smile or not, but they always look rather  irritated.  I had to guide this little American Toad out of Bentley’s circle of influence.  I don’t think he would have tried … Continue reading

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09.22.2017 Heron on a snag

As promised, here is another shot of the preening heron a bit later as the fog began to dissipate..

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09.21.2017 In a fog

Two of my happy places are Quabbin and in a fog (both physically and metaphysically).  On this particular day, I was making images of Quabbin Tower and trees in fog.After that I turned to photograph some other trees and while … Continue reading

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04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

Lots of good April Fool’s stuff going around, but that’s not in my wheelhouse, as they say, so I’ll just post something more summery on this snowy, slushy April 1st. Turbinellus kauffmanii fka Gomphus kauffmanii fka Cantharellus kauffmanii-Kauffman’s Scaly Chantarelle … Continue reading

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08.29.2016 Harvard Pond Sunrise

I’ve always liked that island…and one other hidden behind it…as a middle ground for landscapes here. Although it doesn’t show up as one, there is a beaver just left of center creating some ‘V’ ripples in the island shadow.  A … Continue reading

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08.23.2016 Our property’s co-owner-well, one of them

The vast majority of us have this sense that we own the land we live on and it’s all ours.  Not so, at least not in my opinion.  Before we cleared the land, dug our foundations, erected a home, and planted … Continue reading

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