Category Archives: Fauna

06.18.2021 Frog Friday-Bump on a Log Edition

Visiting Moosehorn Pond this past Saturday, I felt that I had struck out looking for the little green guys. I did find all those nice lily pads with their water drops, but I am always looking for frogs. I gave … 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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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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04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

Of course, it is still a bit early here in my town although I have heard spring peepers a few times.  But the season nears and I thought I’d plumb the depths of the archives for a teaser. We’re getting … Continue reading

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11.13.2020 Frog Friday the Thirteenth

Maybe a lovely frog will give us all some good luck. She’s sitting on a lotus pad doing her best profile pose.  I haven’t seen a frog recently and most likely won’t until next spring.  This is an oldie from … Continue reading

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11.07.2020 Saturday Squirrel Sweetness

I’ve always found these smaller squirrels more interesting with loads of personality.  Once while visiting a customer I opened the door to find one sitting and waiting for permission to enter.  The lady had plates of nuts on her living … Continue reading

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