Tag Archives: North Quabbin

09.23.2022 Frog Friday-maybe the last?

We are starting to get a few nights in the 30’s although not a frost in the immediate future.  But that might be chilly enough to trigger hibernation. This past Monday I visited one of the more reliable locations for … Continue reading

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09.19.2022 To or to not?

Cloning?  So this discussion happened a little while ago but that was about something that was not in the real world but within the camera.  In this case it is quite real. I went back and forth about the cell … Continue reading

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09.16.2022 Wet and Wild Beetle Beauty

I’ve seen these several times but this was the first one dew coated. I was looking for dragonflies and damselflies but since I am easily distracted, a good thing for a photographer to avoid tunnel vision, I spent some time … Continue reading

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09.11.2022 Silent Sunday-West Branch Fever Brook Pond

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09.06.2022 Autumn Orchid

Nodding Ladies’ Tresses-Spiranthes cernua Technically it is still summer, but there is a bit of Autumn in the air, a few leaves are changing color, not many but a few, and late season flowers are in bloom, like goldenrod and … Continue reading

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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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08.06.2022 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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07.09.2022 Clear wings

The way the light is hitting the wings, they look like a collection of tiny windows.  There is a bit of iridescent color and some sky reflection, but we can see right through them. Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum-female There were quite … Continue reading

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07.06.2022 Swamp Spreadwing Damselfly

Each time I find a new odonata lately it seems to be one of a large number from a new mass eclosing.  There were dozens of these all along the roadside at Moosehorn Pond last Friday morning. Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax … Continue reading

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07.03.2022 Silent Sunday-Raindrops at North Common Meadow

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