Category Archives: Fauna

06.12.2020-2 It’s also Frog Friday

Fergus was in a reflective mood this morning. Click me!   🙂

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05.31.2020 Snakes Alive!!!

I was going to say Snake Sunday, but didn’t want to worry anyone who’s a snakeaphobic that it will be a regular thing. 🙂  I mentioned to Mike Powell that I’d share a couple of my Northern Water Snake-Nerodia sipedon … Continue reading

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04.30.2020 There’s no wild ride for Mr. Toad today.

And he looks a might grumpy about it too.

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01.11.2020 Summer Flashback

This weekend is not at all typical of what our weather should be.  50’s and 60’s just aren’t right at this time of year in New England and lately it hasn’t been cold enough to call this a January thaw.  … Continue reading

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11.24.2019 Summer Warmth

Not a lot has fallen, but we are getting our first snow today. The hills west of here have seen snow already but it’s a first here. The temperature is hovering around 32°F so it’s wet and light enough so … Continue reading

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09.27.2019 It’s that day again

I hadn’t planned on another Frog Friday quite yet, but this little guy showed up at our back door last night and was such a cutie that I had no choice but to make a couple of images. He was … Continue reading

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09.13.2019 Frog Friday 4

Frog season won’t be with us much longer as they will soon head for winter’s mud hibernation.  For now I’ll take advantage of the opportunities and I hope you won’t get too bored with frogs. 🙂 Of course, summer’s passing … Continue reading

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09.08.2019 Coincidental ties in to recent conversations

The last few days, Steve and I have remarked about a couple of things, hornet nests and leaf-roller spiders.  As luck would have it, I had a chance yesterday to photograph both subjects here in the yard. The first we … Continue reading

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09.06.2019 Bullfrog Blues Friday

I am always bemused by frogs and their seemingly calm expression as they sit or float, occasionally giving up a croak.  Is that to attract a mate?  To express dominance?  To claim their own space?  Does he have the blues? … Continue reading

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08.30.2019 Flashback Frog Friday

Two habits in one.  🙂

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