Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Well it was one of those days. Cooled off a bit and the mosquitos were gone, but nothing much happening for a few hours. I was walking back along the interline drive when I heard a red bellied woodpecker. Immediately this beautiful young red tailed hawk flew right up in front of me with a little vole in his talons. He stayed around for a good half hour. Started screeching to probably get me to stop talking to him. Here he is:
Sunday, September 12, 2021
I came across a large probably female praying mantis in the bog in Charlestown Meadows just as she was finishing a little skipper butterfly. In front of her was a little wildflower with an inchworm exploring the flower. The mantis finished her butterfly, hunched over the flower, grabbed the inchworm in a flash, ate it up in a flash and then cleaned her extraordinarily sharp fingernails.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
This little guy was so curious. He left his little green leafy space and climbed up to the top of the ragweed and just sat down and wondered what the heck was going on. He let me take a million photographs.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
|Crouching Brown Thrasher|
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
We had a wonderful mini family reunion last night at Tom's cousins Tom and Sally Simons' house in Gloucester. Fabulous house, great food and the cutest, biggest dogs known to mankind.
|That's Tom and Sally Simons on the right with Theo, then Tom and Me, and then Tom's daughter Jessica and her husband Bill, then the Simons kids, Tyler, Molly holding Cooper Joy with husband Cris|
|Theo tuckered out|
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Tom and I took the plunge and rented a house overlooking the ocean in Gloucester. Three weeks!! What the heck will we do? Well, I am taking loads of pictures and having more fun than is legal. Here are a few:
|The Happy Man|
|Paper Wasp Blowing a Bubble (look closely)|
|Semi Palmated Plover on the Beach|
|Mockingbird Harassing Red Tailed Hawk|
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Eight staff favorites this month from Betterphoto.com!! I must have a friend at Betterphoto who likes bugs and birds as much as I do. Winners will be announced in a few days. Hang on.....
|A Whole Bunch of Assassin Bugs|
Friday, July 23, 2021
So much fun in Valley Forge today. First I came across the hummingbird moth on the purple bee baum. Click on each one for more fun.
|Then came the monarchs in love. And finally the baby bluebird looking up. |
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Yesterday I spent a long time at Pawling Farm in Valley Forge. Much of that time was photographing the very cooperative and quite curious Indigo Bunting. And then walking down the regular path was this beautiful teenage Praying Mantis sitting at the top of a plant looking straight at me. She stayed long enough for a great pose. Hope you like.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
This little beauty was born in a pot of flowers at the front of our driveway about six weeks ago. We recently put in a new garden and relocated that pot of flowers to the front porch. Unless this is another baby altogether, I think she jumped out of the pot and is now happily making her way in the new garden. She has been hiding out in a hydrangea plant for the last few days and posed for this picture this afternoon. Click to see how beautiful she is.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Just a few hours in Valley Forge today, but so many posers!!
|The Damselfly in Black and White|
|The Robberfly Laying Eggs|
|Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar on Milkweed|