Tag Archives: Norwottuck Rail Trail

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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09.04.2020 Frog Friday…the old and the new

While I was processing today’s recent image I was reminded of my first frog post (actually my first blog post as well) back some years ago.  I have shared it in comments a few times but thought to pair it … Continue reading

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08.08.2020-2 Me and Greenie Down by the Brickyard

I had a nice morning with four herons.  Two Great Blues and two Green. Three of the four were seriously into preening but every once in a while would strike a nice pose. Green Heron-Butorides virescens. In the order Pelecaniformes … 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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07.12.2020-2 White Water-lily

I asked with my last water-lily post if there could be too many and the answer was no.  So here’s another from Poor Farm Swamp this morning. Come to think of it, the question was about lady’s slippers but a … Continue reading

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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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