Category Archives: Fauna

10.28.2022 Days of the Porcupine

This little guy, not sure how to tell for sure without getting a face full of quills, was conveniently munching out on the grasses in the rotary relatively oblivious to onlookers. Another photographer friend saw him today also. Guess he … Continue reading

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09.23.2022 Frog Friday-maybe the last?

We are starting to get a few nights in the 30’s although not a frost in the immediate future.  But that might be chilly enough to trigger hibernation. This past Monday I visited one of the more reliable locations for … Continue reading

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09.19.2022 Ssssssneaky Sssssssnake Sssssss

While stacking some wood I had just split I felt eyes upon me.  When I looked up I saw Eastern Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis I’ve been bringing the camera out with me when working in the yard and it came … Continue reading

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08.01.2022 My morning with Butorides virescens

AKA Green Heron. I decided to walk the rail trail this morning looking for frogs.  It was overcast which would be good at cutting down the glare that is sometimes unavoidable on a sunny day with a wet frog. Even … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Frog Friday

For a change a non-green frog…well just a slight hint of green here and there. Pickerel Frog-Lithobates palustris in the grass and mud the way one usually finds them. I  know they are around when I see the grass wiggle … Continue reading

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07.05.2022 “I’m available”

Cabbage White butterflies-Pieris rapae are mostly in constant motion. But they do alight on flowers at times and as I was checking out our milkweed in the front yard I noticed this female land on one of our geraniums. As … Continue reading

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06.17.2022 Frog Friday- a new favorite?

It’s hard to pick just one favorite and of course the most recent stands out in your mind.  But the lighting and pose along with the floating leaf all make this at least among my favorites. Another shot from this … Continue reading

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05.08.2022 Silent Sunday-Happy Mother’s Day

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05.06.2022 A few minutes of GBH fun

I set out again to shoot some turtles and maybe a frog or two and did so cannot do a fourth “You don’t always” post.  No complaint about that.  And I usually like to keep my subjects varied over time … Continue reading

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05.04.2022 You don’t always get what you want-3

I’m on a roll here.  Sunday afternoon I walked the rail trail hoping to photograph turtles.  I just saw a couple but they were swimming at a distance so just happy to see them.  But, as shown the last few … Continue reading

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