Some kind of red fungus dots. If you zoom in you can see the texture of these bumps on a log.
At dusk me and my son watched this Beaver swimming around. When I used the flash on my camera a few different times it made a typical loud splash on the water with his tail and dove under the water for a bit. Such a pleasant creature to watch! Thanks to everyone for correcting me when I said it was an Otter =P
I wonder if these are an invasive snail. This pond was loaded with these.
Some sort of fresh-water living snail.
This pond was full of these freshwater clams. Above some you could see a current of water streaming from their valve.
Some orb web weaving spider that was doing its thing along side this pond.
Some sort of young green grasshopper spotted alongside a pond.
See if you can spot the humorous irony in my photo! Take a close look at the top of the frog's eye :)
I saw this bird from a distance and tried to sneak up for better photos but this was all I was able to get before scaring it away. Need help identifying it.
Interesting looking little flowers growing along the hiking path.
Some kind of orangish-reddish mushrooms
Some kind of toadstool
Slug just chilling on a rock along the hiking trail.
Some kind of fungus
Some kind of small yellowish hairy caterpillar.
After I took this photo I was able to sneak up and snatch one from the water so that I could let the kids experience one up close and hold it. A nice end to a 2 mile hike where all I saw was some fungus and a slug!
About 3 inches long. This was on my sliding door to my deck and took this photo through the glass. Not sure what specific species it could belong to.
Not sure what this is.
These things make it so hard to sneak up on other wildlife for photographing. But they sure know how to pose for a photograph themselves.
Saw a bunch of Japanese Beetles this day, many of them trying to mate.
Fun to watch these little minnows dart up and down the stream. I could be wrong about their identity but fairly sure I've got it right.
Typical Dragonfly I'm sure, but unsure of the sub-species.
I'm not good with plants, some sort of lily I suppose? Would love to be enlightened.
Simple flowering weed, but It interests me to know what its called.
Some kind of White Flower. Even better is the Before and After photos when a hungry grasshopper gets involved.
Some kind of Dragonfly
Female Northern Cardinal perched on a fence.
Saw a couple of these peeking their faces out of the pond.
These were on display inside a glass case at the Nixon Park Nature Center. They were still wild technically, accessing their honeycombs from the outside. Made for a great photo opportunity.