I saw this toad hopping along the stone fence near the pond where the tadpoles were found.
I found these tadpole in one of the ponds on the property. They were about the size of a pea.
A co-worker discovered this nest near the staff and boater parking lot. I observed a killdeer approaching the nest after my co-worker and I left the nest. I also observed this killdeer pretending to be hurt so we would chase after it and leave the nest.
I saw this chipmunk in the tree. It had a piece of hay on his head. I first saw the chipmunk around the gazebo and then around this tree.
I found this beaver den along the shore of Inwood Lake. It is unclear if this den is still being inhabited by a beaver. There was also a hole in the top of the den.
I found this deer near the shores of Inwood Lake. It is unclear what kind of predator killed this deer.
I saw this frog on the stones around the pond in the farmhouse backyard.
I heard what sounded to be a wild turkey in the park. The call sounded closest to the female warning call heard on my Audubon bird app
I heard this frog in the pond behind the parking lot of the Sterling Heights Nature Center. I only heard one frog.
I found this during my walk around the wetland demonstration area at Milliken State Park. My co-worker said this was a praying mantis egg casing.
I saw this goose in the park. After consulting with two experienced bird watchers, they both agreed this this goose was probably a hybrid. This goose also was feeding with some docile Canada geese. When I approached the hybrid goose it was not afraid and did not move away from me.
I was shown where this owl was nesting. The owl is located on the smallest branch on the fall tree.
I saw one maybe two deer. The time was roughly early evening and it was near Paint Creek.
I heard one red-winged blackbird calling from a tree while I was walking
I saw 3 robins on the lawn.
2 male. 1 adult & 1 immature. 1 female. All of them were trying to catch fish in the park harbor. I did see the immature male catch a fish, but was unable to keep it and was also harassed by a seagull. The males and female Goldeneye were not see together. The males were seen before the female.
I saw 2 pair of Hooded Mergansers in the park harbor this afternoon.
I saw several male and female pairs. The was one dominate male because it aggressively charge other males. The birds were also very skittish and flew away each time I wanted closer to the water. The photos that i posted with this entry are of these birds flying away.
I saw this insect in a bathroom. It head was black and it's wing we're red with a strip of black. It was .19 inches.
I saw one mourning dove while I was walking on the trails at Riverbend Park in Shelby.
I saw a chickadee while I was walking in Riverbend Park in Shelby.
I saw 2 chickadees in this field.
I heard 3 blue jays calling at this location. I saw 2 jays fly west after I played the blue jay call on my Audubon app.
I saw these berries on the nature trails at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. The berries were bright red and a little smaller then a blueberry. The first photo is of the berry. The second photo is of the bark from the tree that had the berries.
I found this spider the the downstairs bathroom sink. It's body was roughly the size of a sharp pencil tip. It had light brown to tan legs and a dark brown to black body.
13 male mallard
~7-8 female mallard
These mallards were use to human feeding because they actually left the water and walked towards me and waited. They followed me further after I started to walk away.
I saw one pair of Canada Geese. One of the geese seemed to have had something stuck stuck in it's wing.
In total I saw 3 male mallards and 4 female mallards. One mated pair was not in these photos. They did seem use to human feeding because they crossed the river when they saw me stop and approach the edge.
I believe the hawk in these pictures is a Copper's hawk. The light color chest feathers and dark gray to brown back feathers are what made me think it was a Cooper's hawk.