This larva was found on a prickly ash. The weather was clear, sunny, and in the high 70s. I saw these larva while on a walk with members of the Royal Oak Nature Society. During this walk 5 larva were found and 2 were observed by me.
This garter had light blue glazed over eyes. I believe it was close to shedding. It was also sunning itself.
This baby snapping turtle was found crossing the street to try to get to the Blue Huron Lagoon.
Young American robin
This butterfly or moth were seen after 10pm. It had brown and white coloring. It also had furry front legs.
This fish was catch in the entrance to the harbor.
I saw several lighting beetles. Two were even mating.
I saw for of these on a thistle plant.
This heron was at the harbor entrance.
This damselfly was on a fishing pole.
This lightening beetle was found on the entrance to the dairy barn.
I found this caterpillar in a backyard garden. It was less then 1inch and dark brown body and light brown head.
I found these toad in this park. When I picked it up it released it's liquid that it uses as a defense mechanism.
I believe this is a mole. The habitat can be described as suburban, near a small pond and wooded area.
I saw this frog in a drainage pond. I also heard green frogs calling. The pond was about length of two standard size parking spots and three wide.
I saw two water snakes along the banks of Stony Creek. One was sunning itself on the tree branch and the second one was among tall grass next to the creek. This was good to see because a park patron had told my supervisors that he had been killing these snakes because there were to many... I am glad to see some survived.
I saw this little frog in the pond behind the farmhouse. It let me cover it with my hand, but I could not catch it.
This waxwing was found dead outside this apartment complex. The lack of a reddish color at the tip of the wings makes me think this is a 1st year waxwing.
I saw two water snakes swimming in this pond. The first was scared into the water after the group I was with came to close to it. The second water snake was already in the water and only had it's head out.
I saw 2 garter snakes in this field.
I saw this turtle at the top of a hill near the park's indoor archery building. It looked like some animal found the turtle eggs and ate them. I think the whole in the mound was this turtles nest.
I saw this male at the Dairy Barn. It was pecking at the window.
I saw this insect inside the Dairy Barn. This was an adult.
I saw 3 frogs. I can confirm at least 1 was a female. They were seen in the pond by behind the farmhouse.