Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

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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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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