Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Grasshopper Sparrow

Talbot County, MD

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Marsh Wren

Port Mahon, DE

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Babies

Tree Swallow Hatchlings snuggled in their feather bed.

Tiny Spring Peeper leaving the wetland headed for life in the woods.
Young Chorus Frog leaving the wetland.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An afternoon at the pond...

This beautiful, warm, muggy spring afternoon is rich with shy sunshine-loving creatures in every nook at Adkins Arboretum.

Painted turtle with her eyes closed paddles through the murky water causing bullfrogs to leap from their basking spots.

Camouflaged to the nines bullfrogs break up the calm surface of the water with their shiny bright green heads.

Red-winged blackbirds acrobatically catch dragonflies in flight and gorge themselves, one after another. I wonder how long the dragonfly population can last at this rate.

A juvenile red-winged blackbird prances through the wetland grasses, not sure whether it's safe to show himself to the crazy photographer lady.

A robin perches on a cattail with a mouthful of meal worms.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's that time of year...

A female bluebird brings a neon green caterpillar to her hatchlings...

A female orchard oriole picks off the old fluffy seeds from last years dogbane to weave into her nest...

A tree swallow hesitates to flush from her goose feather nest with four eggs...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photo of the Week

Louisiana Waterthrush
"Voicing the spirit of the rushing streams"- Robert S. Lemmon