Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

09.25.2020 Frog Friday

It’s getting a bit more difficult finding these guys between the waning season and our current drought lowering the water levels.  Unfortunately, detritus and toxins don’t go away and as water evaporates from ponds the oxygen levels drop endangering pond … Continue reading

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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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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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08.02.2020-2 Not just another empty suit

Dragonfly exuvia less the former occupant. I got as low as I could but the angle didn’t allow the depth of field I would have liked even at f/22.  Shot with the 100-400 x 2 so that might have something … 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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01.11.2020 Summer Flashback

This weekend is not at all typical of what our weather should be.  50’s and 60’s just aren’t right at this time of year in New England and lately it hasn’t been cold enough to call this a January thaw.  … Continue reading

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09.13.2019 Frog Friday 4

Frog season won’t be with us much longer as they will soon head for winter’s mud hibernation.  For now I’ll take advantage of the opportunities and I hope you won’t get too bored with frogs. 🙂 Of course, summer’s passing … 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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08.30.2019 Flashback Frog Friday

Two habits in one.  🙂

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