I always see this guy around this area. This is now the closest shot I've been able to get though.
I've seen photos from local people that have seen this same duck. Today is the first I've gotten to see it here though. From what I've heard its been hanging out here for about a month now. From what I understand this is the first time anyone's ever seen one here.
Not sure if someone would be able to identify this mushroom by this photo. It was interesting because it was growing deep inside a rock crevice where it was hard to get a photo of it.
Saw this as it was attempting to kill a North American Millipede. Not sure what it is though.
Was curious as this looks like a moth at first but then I had my doubts if it was a moth at all.
New Unique Eagle Observation
I posted this for the yellow "American Carrion Beetle" but now I wanted to know what the orange colored beetles were specifically.
Saw 3 of them in a spot that I usually don't see these in. They are usually not so tolerant of people at this park.
This particular frog was not only very cooperative with my photos but also had an interesting coloration.
This is one of the largest Holly Trees in the world at about 65 feet high. This particular tree was just a sapling when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. It was just a sprig when the Susquehannock Indians dominated this area. It holds historic meaning on this site as a sprig is taken from its branches each year to commemorate the history of the museum site.
This is the same snake I saw over aw week ago just before a molt. I thought maybe it was a Short-Head Garter Snake but it must have just been the angle I saw it at. Seen here freshly molted and at this angle I can see that its just a regular Eastern Garter Snake. In the same exact spot as it was in before too =)
Brown variation of this frog
My first observation of a Copperhead and sadly it was dead along the road. This is in the area where I was working on building a new trail with a local hiking club, however we haven't seen any live Copperheads around. Just a few miles south of here there used to be an annual Copperhead Roundup at Indian Steps. They stopped doing this years ago due to too many people getting bit. I will never attempt to handle one of these but would love to get a photo of a live specimen this year.
Cousin of the "Bed Bug" this "Bat Bug" was seen crawling around and on this baby Brown Bat.
Correct me if I'm wrong, not positive if this is a brown bat or not. They are here every year and there are many living in this pavillion. I could hear this one's high-pitched calls and found it near the ground attached to this pole.
More Water Snakes. Two for one. I wonder why I haven't seen any frogs today =)
I believe this is a Largemouth and not a Smallmouth. Correct me if I'm wrong. Someone caught this while I was walking by so I asked for a photo.
I guess this is just a rose but want to make sure. There were many bushes growing wild in one particular location along a trail.