Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

11.23.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Photobombed!

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11.22.2022 Punk!

This Green Heron, from 2008, gave me about a dozen great poses.  

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11.08.2022 Turtle Tuesday-Morning Stretch

We’ve been having unusually warm days recently. That ends today but yesterday made it to 70° again and this painted turtle was basking in the intermittent sunshine..  There were two but the second decided to take a dip while I … Continue reading

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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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