Category Archives: Fauna

09.03.2021 Frog Friday Frog Fun

When I visited MacLeod Field on this past Sunday I had insects on the mind and as you saw had an enjoyable time chasing the Silver-bordered Fritillary. But prior to that I was chasing a small moth when I saw … Continue reading

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08.27.2021 Frog Friday…What?!! You didn’t bring flies?

Sure looks like that’s what he’s thinking. Flies for Frogs Universal said my order had shipped but apparently not in time for this little guy.  Bummer!  

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07.15.2021 Frog Friday eve

A little early taste of Frog Friday. I’ve a cutie for tomorrow. In flower photography there is a technique called shoot through, iow using a leaf, grass, or some other object out of focus in the foreground to give a … Continue reading

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07.02.2021 TGIFF

It’s been a long week here at SGNP. I found a tick on me last Friday and got some doxycycline to be safe.  Guess that I am now allergic to it.  Face got all tingly and the advice is to … Continue reading

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06.25.2021 It’s that day again

We lost power for the better part of the day and once it came back there were so many things waiting to be done that I almost didn’t make a post.  After the last couple of Frog Friday posts this … Continue reading

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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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