Weather: sunny and clear
This squirrel found its way to my balcony and was feeding on the fallen seeds. I also noticed that this squirrels underbelly was brownish and orange.
Temperature: ~40 F
Weather: sunny and mostly clear
This woodpecker was seen at my feeder.
I saw this bird at my bird feeder.
Saw at my bird feeder.
Temperature: ~30 Fahrenheit
Weather: party sunny and some clouds
This squirrel was perched on a branch. It appeared that it was puffing it's self to stay warm. It also did not move till I got within 5-10 feet of it.
I saw a red bellied fly from the side of the street that my apartment complex is to the other side
Temperature: mid 50 degrees F
I saw this woodpecker on a telephone pole. It was partly cloudy and around 60 degrees F. It looked like the woodpecker searching for food.
This moth landed on my hand or was underneath some litter I was throwing out. While in my hand it fluttered its wings.
These tracks were found in a mud spot and relatively near a vernal pond.
Here are tracks that I believe belong to a opossum. These tracks were found in Cummington Nature Park. It is a deciduous tree forest.
I saw 3 Blue Jay. I saw 2 Blue Jays between 10 am - 11 am. One of them in the morning was very vocal and making long harsh calls. The other two were quite.
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.
I found these toad in this park. When I picked it up it released it's liquid that it uses as a defense mechanism.
There are lots of bumblebees in this homeowner's landscape. I will have to look up which species. After talking with a colleague who knows more about bumbles than I do, I think it's a two spotted bumblebee.
I saw two white tailed deer walking into this woods. I not sure if the scat and tracks I found along the trail are from these two deer.
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.
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.
Planted by Dave Lewis in 2005
I saw a brown butterfly that had folded wings. I don't know what specific type of skippers.
I saw a mink swim along my side of this pond and after a few minutes I saw it scurry back with a crayfish in its mouth.
- The American Mink marks its hunting territory with a fetid discharge from its anal glands
- Males mate with several females but eventually live with one.
- American Minks of both sexes are hostile to intruders
I noticed this rabbit ratting some plants or weeds and it showed no sign of fear or care when people walked by and when I stood up to talk to a man.