Category Archives: Animal Behavior

10.16.2020 Fabulous Frog Friday Flashback For Frog Fans

I gave my usual frog haunts a couple of looksees at the end of the vacation week and found only one in a not very attractive setting.  Not even Photoshop could make it share worthy so to the archives we … Continue reading

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10.09.2020 Frog Friday-Needled

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10.02.2020 Frog Friday

Well, I have no idea how this format got here, but hopefully this post will come out looking right. The editor is not at all how it looked yesterday. Last Saturday I went to North Quabbin and photographed the foliage … Continue reading

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09.25.2020-2 Ssssssssssssss

I was doing some cleanup around the woodpile and getting rid of some worn holey tarps when I found a few garter snakes hiding inside them. Most of the large ones just slithered away but this one small guy decided … Continue reading

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09.18.2020 You know what day it is!

Came across this guy while walking along the Railtrail next to Poor Farm Swamp. We are due for an early, hopefully light, frost this weekend which portends the end of frog season.  Still a little time left but it’s in … Continue reading

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09.11.2020 Flashback Frog Friday

One day while working in one of our small gardens in front of the house I looked up and saw this Gray Tree Frog-Hyla versicolor sitting on one of the branches of our Weigela shrub over my head. It seemed totally … Continue reading

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09.04.2020 Frog Friday…the old and the new

While I was processing today’s recent image I was reminded of my first frog post (actually my first blog post as well) back some years ago.  I have shared it in comments a few times but thought to pair it … Continue reading

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08.21.2020 Pickerel Frog Friday-a different species for a change

When I visited Moosehorn Pond this past Monday I noticed that the water’s edge had receded even farther than I had seen it previously.  Our lack of rain has had a serious effect on levels everywhere with many brooks showing … Continue reading

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08.14.2020 Flashback Friday

I was reminded this morning of this nice experience from a few years ago.

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08.12.2020 Saturday Morning Surprise!

Saturday saw me drive to North Quabbin with little success. I drove back to town intending to walk the rail trail which I did and shared the green heron from there.  But before that I noticed how calm Hawley Reservoir … Continue reading

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