Tag Archives: Gauco Pond

08.07.2022 Dewy Damsel

Yesterday morning’s visit that found the gentians also offered a nice colorful damselfly. Eastern Forktail- Ischnura verticalis -female I was surprised that she could fly around, I watched her fly until she landed on the grass stalk, and not lose those … Continue reading

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08.07.2022 Silent Sunday

Closed or Meadow Bottle Gentian-Gentiana clausa

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08.06.2022 More or Lestes

I posted a Swamp Spreadwing a few weeks ago or so.  I try to share different subjects, with the exception of bullfrogs, but like how this one came out so adding it to my WordPress media library. Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax-male.  … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Frog Friday

For a change a non-green frog…well just a slight hint of green here and there. Pickerel Frog-Lithobates palustris in the grass and mud the way one usually finds them. I  know they are around when I see the grass wiggle … Continue reading

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07.14.2022 Pondhawk!

I shot this image back on July 3rd at Gauco Pond.  It was a good day and I found several nice odonata. Eastern Pondhawk-Erythemis simplicicollis –  Dragonflies are fantastic fliers and among the most successful predators in the world.  One reason … Continue reading

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06.16.2022 Two Ponds, Two Firsts…well four really

On Monday I shot the damselfly, which was a first of that species for me.  But just before that I made an image of a Large Cranberry-Vaccinium macrocarpon flower for the first time. I had seen some of the berries … Continue reading

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06.13.2022 Macro Monday-A happy encounter

I went to Gauco Pond in Petersham, MA this morning looking for whatever flowers I might find.  I did find one that I hadn’t seen before but am showing you what I happened upon on the way back to the … Continue reading

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09.06.2020 Quiet Forest Nature

Common Puffballs aka Gem-Studded Puffballs aka Warted Puffballs aka Wolf Farts aka Devil’s Snuff-box-Lycoperdon perlatum. I went to the pond I visit for sundews yesterday but the buds are still closed tight.  There is another flower there I want to … Continue reading

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08.31.2020 Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew-Drosera rotundifolia is a small carnivorous plant found in wetlands. They were not flowering quite yet on Sunday but hopefully will be this weekend as many had buds though they were still tight. All those “dew” drops are sticky … Continue reading

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