Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

08.19.2022 Frog Friday-Ah Youth

While jockeying for position between the two Frog Friday shots of August 5, I spotted this young and colorful bullfrog sitting a few feet away from the larger and more mature frog. Female bullfrog-Lithobates catesbeianus in Poor Farm Swamp on … Continue reading

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08.05.2022 Happy Frog Friday

Prior to finding the Green Herons this past Monday, I came across several bullfrogs enjoying Poor Farm Swamp’s quiet morning.  This little guy was the first.  Others to follow on future FFs….or sooner. My first attempt of the morning.  I … Continue reading

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08.01.2022 My morning with Butorides virescens

AKA Green Heron. I decided to walk the rail trail this morning looking for frogs.  It was overcast which would be good at cutting down the glare that is sometimes unavoidable on a sunny day with a wet frog. Even … Continue reading

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07.10.2022 Prey Manipulation in Great Blue Herons

Sounds pretty scientific, huh?  I’m no scientist but did read a little bit about what is going on in this image. This is the same heron I posted images of from a month ago.  It caught this fish, a catfish … Continue reading

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07.08.2022 Happy Frog Friday!

While walking along the Norwottuck Rail Trail on the 4th of July I spotted this little Green Frog enjoying the sunny morning. Green Frog-Lithobates clamitans fma Rana clamitans male. It’s a pretty easy life for a frog, just lazing around … Continue reading

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06.14.2022 You should have seen the one that got away.

It was this big…

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06.12.2022 Bwaa haa haa haa

So dutifully looking for frogs yesterday late afternoon, several folks told me as I walked along the rail trail at Poor Farm Swamp that there was a heron ahead.  Sure enough, right at the second pond was this youngster standing … Continue reading

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06.03.2022 Frog Friday-Croaking for Love

Some animals mate for life, birds especially, but frogs do not.  Basically their version of a one night stand. Once mating is completed they go their own way and once the female lays her eggs she also hits the road … Continue reading

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05.27.2022 Frog Friday…bet you thought I forgot.

Well, I did, sort of.  There are still a few hours left to Friday so we got in with a little time to spare. From the archives, this pretty lady has such nice markings and is fairly young without any … Continue reading

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05.08.2022 Silent Sunday-Happy Mother’s Day

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