Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

06.17.2021 The day reflected in a snake’s eye

On my way to the car after the heron, some frogs, a turtle, and a plain nice day to be out, I stopped one more time to check Poor Farm Swamp Pond for what might be out there.  As I … Continue reading

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06.11.2021 Frog Friday-Bullfrog at the Poor Farm Mud Spa

I bet those long toes could use a pedicure as well.

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05.28.2021 Frog Friday-A feeble attempt

The bullfrogs are back in healthy numbers in Poor Farm Swamp.  Most were not in a good position for photography, lounging under the shrubs and grasses that grow along the banks of the ponds but all the mating sounds were … Continue reading

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05.26.2021 Turtle Thursday Eve

While walking the rail trail this past Sunday I noticed that the local snappers-Chelydra serpentina were laying their eggs in the dirt along the asphalt path. It is always exciting to see the moms laying the next generation even though … Continue reading

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04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

Of course, it is still a bit early here in my town although I have heard spring peepers a few times.  But the season nears and I thought I’d plumb the depths of the archives for a teaser. We’re getting … Continue reading

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11.26.2020-2 Thursday Bird Day

No Turkey today, it was still frozen even after five days, so how’s a heron for a substitute? Green Herons are often found in Poor Farm Swamp along the Norwottuck Rail Trail here in Amherst. Many are not too terribly … Continue reading

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10.29.2020-2 Young Punk

Kind of looks like this juvenile delinquent was looking for trouble. Really just the result of some early morning preening. Another frame from the shoot three weeks ago.  Eventually settling down in the pond to go fishing.

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10.23.2020-2 I think FF is done.

I went looking for frogs for Frog Friday but all I got was this frog predator. Poor light and a slight mist didn’t make for good lighting but the model was willing.

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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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