Tag Archives: Moosehorn POnd

10.02.2020 Frog Friday

Well, I have no idea how this format got here, but hopefully this post will come out looking right. The editor is not at all how it looked yesterday. Last Saturday I went to North Quabbin and photographed the foliage … Continue reading

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07.28.2020 A Couple of Odes

Not much of a sunrise but Sunday was another good day at the pond on Moosehorn Road. More frogs, waterlilies and a few dragonflies and damselflies. I posted an Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum a few days ago, but had a chance … Continue reading

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07.21.2020 Moosehorn Pond Dragonfly

I haven’t seen many dragonflies this year but admittedly I haven’t looked very hard either.  Shame on me. Even this past Sunday morning, after the pink water-lily, I was looking for bullfrogs,which I found, and saw the motion of this … Continue reading

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07.20.2020-2 Pink Reflection on Moosehorn Pond

Sunday morning I set out on a mission. I don’t always leave with a preconceived notion of what I am looking for but sometimes I do and this time I did.  I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with … 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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06.12.2020-2 It’s also Frog Friday

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

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08.23.2019 Frog Friday II

Another subject I can’t stop shooting. I’ve only been seeing bullfrogs and green frogs this year, but I am happy with them.  There’s just something about their calm expression that makes me just a bit giddy.  🙂 Again with the … Continue reading

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08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

I wouldn’t imagine a bird would swallow one of these twice…if at all. Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-Spilosoma virginica-aka Yellow Bear.  There’s more to Moosehorn Pond than frogs.  🙂

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08.04.2019 Hooded Skullcap at Moosehorn Pond

Last year I mistook these for a monkey flower.  This year I know better. I guess from a distance they look the same, but close up there is an obvious difference. The pink water-lilies are still going strong as well … Continue reading

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