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.
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 juvenile robin in the harbor Landry room. The bird was hopping around the room and the harbor. I don't know if the bird fledged to soon or fell out of the nest.
Flat on the side of the road, unsalvageable.
Eastern Cottontail beside a railroad track, in good shape. Took home to skin.
Crushed, roadkill cat on the side of a highway. Not in very good condition but can probably salvage some parts.
I watched a common tern fly around the berm at the state park. I have also heard terns in the state park's harbor.
I saw a Great Blue Heron flying over the Detroit River. It keep descending closer to the water's surface in order to reduce the headwind.
This sturgeons was dead. It was between 4 to 5 feet in length.
Melanistic grey squirrel, flat roadkill
Whole opossum, front and back ends crushed - roadkill
A dead Eastern Cottontail on a snowbank. Totally flattened, almost couldn't identify it.
I saw this the frog on Belle Isle. It was in a field near a creek.
This wild flower was blooming in park. This wild flower is not native to Michigan.
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 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.
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 merganser in the harbor around 3:30 pm. It had a brown head and I was told by a birder that this merganser was a female. It tried to take off from a short distance but could not. So the female merganser swam back further and took another try. It made it.
Saw this butterfly on our open field.
This beetle was crawling on my material walking back to the office.