Category Archives: Western Massachusetts

07.10.2020 Flashback Friday-Canada Lilies

I may not have found them blooming on July 6, but I did find them blooming on July 10 in 2016 at Hawley Bog.  With that bit of knowledge I’ll look again this weekend if there is a lull in … Continue reading

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07.09.2020 GBH on a Duck Box

Before I went to the meadow on July 5 (Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle and Grass Pink), I took a look at North Quabbin but in the dim light and not very inspiring fog (it’s not always great) left and drove … Continue reading

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07.07.2020 Wordless Wednesday

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07.07.2020 Dewdrops

I did go to Brickyard Meadow with a mission in mind but as I mentioned that was not happening. However, there was a lot to see before I got to that butterfly or discovered the lack of Canada Lily blooms. … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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07.05.2020-2 Swamp Thing

Beetle, actually. Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle-Strangalepta abbreviata on White Meadowsweet-Spiraea alba. I visited the swampy meadow again this morning after being clouded out for the full moonset. I was hoping to see something new, which this is, along with whatever … Continue reading

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07.03.2020 Frog Friday-Hey Bullfrog!

Female Bullfrog two ways. I started a bit farther away and slowly crawled closer until I filled the frame with the 180.  Females have tympanums (the round ear drum behind the eye) smaller or about the same size as the … Continue reading

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06.29.2020 Dawn Mood

I wasn’t sure what to expect yesterday morning but there was a lot of dense fog in the early hours and I hoped for something more subtle than most of the sunrises I photograph at the South Maple Street location. … Continue reading

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06/28/2020 Silent Sunday-Bow Brook

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06.24.2020 Mount Pollux with Clouds

No mountain pictured, but that’s where my feet were planted for both the views. I don’t often photograph on a bright sunny day at noon but as I was returning home from running some errands I couldn’t resist the strong … Continue reading

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