Category Archives: Western Massachusetts

0-6.12.2021 Saturday Night Soaker

It was raining when I left the house this morning but radar showed it letting up to the north and, sure enough, when I arrived at the pond it had stopped.  But the evidence remained. White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata

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06.12.2021 Miss Pinky in Space

I posted this flower the other day entwined.  But floating in space is fun too. Grass Pink-Calopogon tuberosus As for the title…..

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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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06.10.2021 Just this one…

When I walked into MacLeod Field (I only recently learned the actual name of what I have been calling Lawrence Swamp wet meadow) early last Saturday morning I didn’t expect to find orchids that early in the month but felt … Continue reading

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06.09.2021 And on the last day…..

I was on vacation last week…mostly one of those honey dos…but did get out most every morning. All but this one day Sunday started with an overcast or mostly cloudy sky so here is the only sunrise I managed to … Continue reading

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06.08.2021 Two for Tuesday

While at the pond the first tiny find was this damselfly.  Although very common it was a first sighting for me. Eastern Forktail-Ischnura verticalis female. After shooting this I moved along and found what I thought from a distance to be … Continue reading

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06.07.2021 An eventful Sunday morning at Moosehorn Pond

I went on another bullfrog safari yesterday.  It was a little successful but they are still a bit behind schedule due to the cool mornings we’ve been having.  I’ll share one or two on FF. Once I accepted the dearth … Continue reading

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06.06.2021 Silent Sunday-Swamp Oak Leaf with Dew

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Friday Night Flower Night

Here’s a little Eastern Blue-eyed Grass-Sisyrinchium atlanticum to get the weekend started. It’s “eye” is not blue, the petals are not blue but purple toned, and the plant isn’t a grass at all but a member of the iris family. … Continue reading

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