Monthly Archives: April 2011

Taking pictures in the rain

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, (Polioptila caerulea) Taking pictures in the rain; especially bird pictures is not a good idea. However, this morning I wanted to get out and see what new migrants had arrived overnight. Despite getting wet the light level was … Continue reading

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Prairie Warbler eating a Bee

Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) Between the storms today I got out to stretch my legs. I heard a Prairie Warbler for the first time this year. It was off to the east in the Cemetery Field. I brought along my … Continue reading

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Crested Iris at Shaw Nature Reserve

Crested Iris (Iris cristata) I found this clump of Crested Iris in bloom today along the hiking trails of Shaw Nature Reserve. I spent three hours exploring the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and several of the trails. I’m looking for ideas … Continue reading

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Yellow Star Grass

Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta) In the South-40 Woods I found a big patch of Yellow Star Grass blooming today. This was an area that was burned last fall. The ground around the area is still bare and there are … Continue reading

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Northern Water Snake

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) You probably will never see a snake while you are strolling at the PGT. If you do see one near one of the ponds there is a good chance that it is the harmless Northern … Continue reading

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Wood Betony at The Savannah

Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis) The Savannah has a huge patch of Wood Betony that is in full bloom this week. This is a picture that I took yesterday. It is a lot easier to see since Matt and Duncan have … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler, (Dendroica dominica) Walking along Hiller’s Creek today I got a good look at this Yellow-throated Warbler in a dogwood tree. What a spectacular warbler!

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Emerging Oak Leaves

White Oak, Quercus alba As leaves break out of their buds in the Spring they can show surprising colors. This image from today shows a cluster of white oak leaves just emerging. They are no bigger than the tip of … Continue reading

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Green Haze

Potters Lake A view of Potter’s Lake this morning. For the next two weeks there will be a green haze in the woods as leaves emerge. In three weeks the leaves will be fully out. Potter’s Lakes gets it’s name … Continue reading

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Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) While taking a walk to photograph Warblers this afternoon I heard my first Ovenbird of the year but he would not sit still long enough for me to take a picture. I was able however to … Continue reading

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