Tag Archives: amphibian

10.16.2020 Fabulous Frog Friday Flashback For Frog Fans

I gave my usual frog haunts a couple of looksees at the end of the vacation week and found only one in a not very attractive setting.  Not even Photoshop could make it share worthy so to the archives we … Continue reading

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10.09.2020 Frog Friday-Needled

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09.25.2020 Frog Friday

It’s getting a bit more difficult finding these guys between the waning season and our current drought lowering the water levels.  Unfortunately, detritus and toxins don’t go away and as water evaporates from ponds the oxygen levels drop endangering pond … Continue reading

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09.18.2020 You know what day it is!

Came across this guy while walking along the Railtrail next to Poor Farm Swamp. We are due for an early, hopefully light, frost this weekend which portends the end of frog season.  Still a little time left but it’s in … Continue reading

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09.11.2020 Flashback Frog Friday

One day while working in one of our small gardens in front of the house I looked up and saw this Gray Tree Frog-Hyla versicolor sitting on one of the branches of our Weigela shrub over my head. It seemed totally … Continue reading

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08.21.2020 Pickerel Frog Friday-a different species for a change

When I visited Moosehorn Pond this past Monday I noticed that the water’s edge had receded even farther than I had seen it previously.  Our lack of rain has had a serious effect on levels everywhere with many brooks showing … Continue reading

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08.07.2020 Square Frame (Bull)Frog Friday

Here are a few shots from this past week. All from walks at Poor Farm Swamp along the Norwottuck Rail Trail. The handsome guy from the polarizer comparison post with a bit of post processing. A youngster enjoying life on … Continue reading

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07.31.2020 T.G.I.F.F.

I’ve been waiting all week for Frog Friday to return. Started the week on Monday with bullfrogs. Thought about bullfrogs all week. Ended the week on Friday with bullfrogs. Hope to spend the weekend with bullfrogs. 🙂

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07.22.2020-2 On my knees in a fen

I visited Bear Swamp in Ashfield, MA the other day looking for orchids that were mentioned to me by a friend. I went to the wrong part of the fen at first but did eventually find the orchid on my … 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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