Monthly Archives: May 2013

Singing Frogs

Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana The rains and warmer weather agrees with the frogs. The songs of the various frogs and toads was so loud last night that it was hard to carry on a conversation. This morning I photographed a bullfrog … Continue reading

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Water Lily Sunset

Water Lily, Nelumbo lutea One of my favorite native wildflowers is the water lily. Tonight walking around Potter’s Lake at sunset I could see the leaves emerging.

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Black Haw at peak bloom

Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium Dogwoods are the most beautiful and the most abundant flowering tree at the PGT. Another wonderful small tree with very attractive flowers and foliate is Black Haw. It is probably at peak bloom today. You can … Continue reading

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Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler Even though Blue-winged Warblers are common at the PGT through the spring and summer I’ve had a hard time photographing them. They like to stay hidden behind brush. While walking this morning I coaxed this one out by … Continue reading

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Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler Walking along Hillers Creek this morning I heard the loud clear song of one of one our most attractive birds. The Yellow-throated Warblers nest along the creek every year. The early morning light was perfect when the bird … Continue reading

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Killdeer Encounter

Killdeer Flying Walking through the 5-acre prairie this afternoon I heard the alarm call of a Killdeer. It sounds just like it’s name and this bird was repeating “Kill Deer, Kill Deer” over-and-over as it flew in semi-circles around me. … Continue reading

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Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting I heard this bird today as I was walking from The Point down to Hillers Creek. I pulled out my iPhone and played his song. Immediately the bird came in closer for a look which allowed me to … Continue reading

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Identifying Warblers can be confusing

Tennessee Warbler Trying to identify warblers can be fun. There are more than 20 that you can see at the PGT. Many are colorful like butterflies. A few of them; like the Tennessee Warbler that I photographed this morning are … Continue reading

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Today I was walking up the wooded draw in the north prairie and heard the wheezy call of a¬†Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Fortunately I had my bird lens so I was able to snap this picture. The eyebrow makes the bird look … Continue reading

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Turkey Nest Full of Eggs

This morning I took a walk through a valley and up a wooded hillside next to the Prairie Garden Trust. Suddenly a hen turkey walked quickly ahead and away. Sam the yellow lab followed her, but I walked back to … Continue reading

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