Talbot County, MD
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
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...