Archive for the 'Amphibians' Category

09
Apr
08

Wood Frog on a Green Frog – April 9 2008

This male wood frog is on top of the green frog.

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08
Apr
08

Wood & Western Chorus Frogs Calling – April 7, 2008

Here is a male western chorus frog “puffing up” to call for a mate.

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As I’m watching these wood frogs I notice the vibration that their call makes in the water.

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Notice the rings in the water.  I also notice that sometimes the males move in the water when they call which changes there call.

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07
Apr
08

Green Frog Jumping into the Vernal Pond – April 7 2008

On the edge of one of camp’s vernal ponds this green frog jumps to safety.

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31
Mar
08

Frogs – March 31 2008

As I was salamander hunting I found these frogs.

Here’s a Western chorus frog. The first one I’ve found in the wild. This frog only gets to be about an inch long.
Western Chorus Frog - March 31 2008


Frogs - March 31 2008

28
Mar
08

Bull Frog – March 28, 2008

It’s around 5 pm and I’m walking home when I spy this bull frog in the fen. Last night there was 2+ inches of snow. It must be hard being an amphibian.

Frog - March 28, 2008

16
Aug
07

Wildflowers, Insects, & Amphibians by the Lower Flat- August 16 2007

I’m not sure what plant this is.  The purple plant in the back is the invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

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Bumble bee on Goldenrod.

 

 

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Wasp and another insect on goldenrod

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Mayfly on Autumn Olive(Autumn Olive is an invasive species).

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I think this might be an early phase of a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar on spicebush leave(?). It looks like bird scat which is great camouflage.  If this is a spicebush swallowtail then the silk that it’s sitting on will be used to seal up the leave as it transforms.

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Here’s what it looks like with its antenae out:

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Here’s a yellow jacket(upside down) eating a dead cicada(circle of life).

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Here’s the after effects of a leaf miner on the shrubs by main beach.

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 Here’s a spring peeper.

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Colorful Milkweed Tussocks Moth caterpillar(Euchaetes egle) on a milkweed plant.

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Female praying mantis.

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01
Jul
07

Nature Camp 2007

What a blast! The campers learned so much!

Here’s a list of some of the many things that we did:

Get to know you games
Camping out
Fishing
Canoeing
Fire Kites
Bug Suckers
Bird Calls
Bird Adaptations
Water Slide
Archery
Swimming
Swamp Hike
Campfire Songs
Gift of Nature, God, Ourselves, & History

 

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