Category Archives: Fauna

08.20.2018 Frog Monday

Not an official day, but for me any day with a frog in it is a good one.¬† ūüôā Edit-Bullfrog-¬†Lithobates catesbeianus…I always confuse who has or has not the ridge down the back. Advertisements

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08.07.2018 Tuesday Toad

Just a cute little American Toad to start the day.I think the little bit of swelling on the lower lip is from a mosquito bite.

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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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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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08.14.2016 Eyes of Newt

Red efts, the juvenile¬†terrestrial form of the Eastern Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), are a forest floor constant during the summer in the Quabbin Reservoir…especially when the ground is wet. ¬†We finally have had a few storms come through the last … Continue reading

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08.06.2016-2 Frog Friday a day late

Should have got this up yesterday as was my intention but time got tight and I missed. From a close encounter of the¬†Lithobates catesbeianus kind, here is an American Bullfrog in a mud puddle near Hop Brook in Amherst. Getting … Continue reading

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