Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tree Frog on Arrowhead

I think this is a grey tree frog, but I am not sure.    The plants around the frog ponds are covered with little frogs this time of year.

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Young Frog on Lilly Pad Flower Bud

If you look closely, you can see that this little frog is still in the process of losing its tadpole tail.  I am not sure the species of frog or lilly pad.    I took this photo this morning. The … Continue reading

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Golden Fritillaries on Butterfly Weed June 12, 2016

I think these are Golden Fritillary Butterflies, but I have very limited skills in butterfly identification.   I am certain this is Butterfly Weed,   (Asclepias tuberosa) which is in the milkweed family.  It is appropriately named.   The butterflies … Continue reading

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird feeding on False White Indigo

We keep a few hummingbird feeders near our back porch so we can enjoy them, but they have lots of flowers to feed on, and I see them in the fields regularly.

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Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoneniceus)

These birds like to hang out and nest near our frog ponds.   One of their calls is a loud “Conk-a-reee”.

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Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) June 9,2016

From a distance, a Summer Tanager might be confused for a Northern Cardinal, but they have no crest.    I saw this guy in my lower field this evening.

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Dew on Big Bluestem June 8, 2016

Dew forms drops on the the native grass early in the morning.    I just liked the patterns in this image.

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