Tag Archives: Norwottuck Rail Trail

06.06.2020 Eastern Kingbird

A friend told me where to find some Yellow Lady’s Slippers closer to home than where I usually go to find them.  But…she told me about them last Sunday and she had seen them the Tuesday before.  So I was … Continue reading

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09.10.2019 A few minutes with a Green Heron

Yesterday was a foggy start to the day and I did shoot some landscapes but nothing exciting, I don’t think…we’ll see…and the orange sun never did burn through the clouds which was my hope as I stood in a soaking … Continue reading

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09.06.2019 Bullfrog Blues Friday

I am always bemused by frogs and their seemingly calm expression as they sit or float, occasionally giving up a croak.  Is that to attract a mate?  To express dominance?  To claim their own space?  Does he have the blues? … Continue reading

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09.02.2019 Mum’s the word Monday

Well, not really “a day” but I’m feeling quiet tonight. Another Meadow-bottle Gentian I was told about by a FB friend. The more red/purple blooms are a bit different than any I’ve seen before.

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06.12.2019 Poor Farm Swamp

The last day of May started out with just the right amount of atmosphere.

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05.29.2019 Frog season is here

It was pretty chilly Saturday morning, so I was surprised to hear some croaking in Poor Farm Swamp. I believe this is a female.  The vocal sac never expanded while I was watching so I can’t be sure, but a … Continue reading

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05.01.2019 Monday at Poor Farm Swamp

That was a quick April.  Time’s flying by. Monday morning, as I mentioned yesterday, I walked part of the Norwottuck Rail Trail here in Amherst. I had visions of this view in my head but with all the low-lying fog … Continue reading

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07.19.2016 I am Green Heron

A while back a few of us had a blog friend named Office Diva.    She dropped out of sight for personal reasons.  But whenever I see a Green Heron (Butorides virescens) or make a photograph of one I am … Continue reading

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09.20.2015 Nothing new, so something old

Just kinda, a little, but not very old.  I had a total lack of motivation this morning.  Wandered around a bit, but then decided it was OK to take a day off.  Besides, today was seal the driveway day after … Continue reading

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09.13.2015 Sunday ‘shroom

Sounds like a regular thing, but probably not.  However, it is Sunday and it is a mushroom although not at all toadstool-like. After shooting the fog in New Salem yesterday morning, I walked the Norwottuck Railtrail in Amherst and found … Continue reading

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